- Pioglitazone (Actos), prescribed for patients with Type 2 diabetes, is linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer.
- A previously unidentified enzyme, G3PP, works as a natural sugar detox, stopping toxic effects in various organs of your body.
- Insulin regulates the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain’s reward and pleasure centers: study.
- When mice were given the protein interleukin-35, the progression of type-1 diabetes was suppressed, or cured altogether.
- A diabetes 'smart patch,' so far only tested in animals, can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed.
Insulin Pill Is Breakthrough In Diabetes Treatment, Provides New Way For Body To Lower Blood GlucoseResearchers combined two new approaches for the body to digest insulin pills, a potential new diabetes treatment.
- Novo Nordisk will invest up to $3.65 billion on developing an insulin tablet that will help diabetics who may be too scared to use injection needles.
- The MiniMed 350G is the first approved device in an FDA program aimed at bringing a replacement pancreas to the market for people living with diabetes.
- A new treatment for type 1 diabetes may be found in alefacept, a former psoriasis drug.
Night Shift Workers More Likely To Develop Type 2 Diabetes Due To Weaker Glucose Tolerance And High Insulin LevelsBoston researchers found impaired glucose tolerance in night shift workers, whose glucose levels were 16 percent higher than those of day shift workers.
- The artificial sweetener may be doing more than making things taste good. New study probes how it effects metabolism and whether raised insulin levels could lead to consumers developing insulin resistance, which may eventually lead to type II diabetes.
- A pill, which may take the place of daily insulin injections, will begin US clinical trials soon.