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Brain Switch Responsible for Sensing Glucose Levels Found

Posted by dlife on Mon, Aug 04, 14, 10:02 AM 0 Comment

August 4, 2014 (The Health Site) — 

Researchers have identified the mechanism in the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It could lead to new treatment and even prevention of diabetes. ‘We have discovered that the prolyl endopeptidase enzyme — located in a part of the hypothalamus known as the ventromedial nucleus — sets a series of steps in motion that control glucose levels in the blood

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Tequila Plant is Possible Sweetener for Diabetics -- Helps Reduce Blood Sugar, Weight

Posted by dlife on Mon, Mar 17, 14, 07:37 AM 0 Comment

March 16, 2014 (Eureka Alert) — A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes and help them and the obese lose weight, researchers said here today.

The main reason it could be valuable, they explained, is that agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant, are non-digestible and can act as a dietary fiber, so they would not raise blood glucose. Their repor

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Lower Blood Sugars May Be Good for the Brain

Posted by dlife on Mon, Oct 28, 13, 10:30 AM 0 Comment

October 16, 2013 (Newswise) — Even for people who don't have diabetes or high blood sugar, those with higher blood sugar levels are more likely to have memory problems, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The study involved 141 p

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Insulin Degludec Lowers Risk of Recurrent Low Blood Sugar or Has Similar Risk to Insulin Glargine

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jun 18, 13, 01:19 PM 0 Comment

June 16, 2013 (Newswise) — Insulin degludec (Tresiba), a new ultra-long-acting insulin, has a similar or reduced risk of recurrent hypoglycemia—low blood sugar—compared with the commercially available insulin glargine, a new meta-analysis study finds. Results of the combined analysis, of five completed cli

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LifeScan Announces Voluntary Recall of All OneTouch VerioIQ Blood Glucose Meters

Posted by dlife on Mon, Mar 25, 13, 03:19 PM 0 Comment

March 25, 2013 (Johnson & Johnson) — At extremely high blood glucose levels (1024 mg/dL and above), the OneTouch VerioIQ Meter will not provide a warning and will shut off Milpitas, CA – March 25, 2013 – LifeScan, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall and replacement for all of its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the United States, effective immediately.

LifeScan is recalling and replacing all OneTouch VerioIQ Meters because at extre

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