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Meditation Medication – Diabetes Health

February 9, 2010
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Meditation Medication by Russell Phillips, Phd

“Living with a chronic condition like diabetes can be a challenging and stressful experience. Unfortunately, all the worry about blood glucose and the constant effort to balance insulin against food intake and exercise can itself raise blood glucose levels. But stress management can help control the stress hormones that affect blood glucose levels. Yoga practice, for example, can have a calming effect and play a major role in stress management.”

via Meditation Medication – Diabetes Health.

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Firm Seeking U.S. Approval for Faster-Acting Insulin | Diabetes News Hound

January 15, 2010
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Biopharmaceutical company Biodel, Inc is seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market VIAject, an insulin that is designed to be absorbed into the blood faster than other current rapid-acting insulin analogues, according to a press release.

The company says VIAject helps reduce the risk of both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia (low and high blood sugar levels). The insulin is meant to be used in insulin pumps as well as injected during mealtimes.

VIAject has been tested in more than 850 patients in Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials in the U.S., Germany, and India.

via Firm Seeking U.S. Approval for Faster-Acting Insulin | Diabetes News Hound.


Novo Enters Phase 1 Test of an Insulin Pill – Diabetes Health

January 14, 2010
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On my wish-list for New Year: “Denmark-based Novo Nordisk A/S has begun phase 1 testing of an insulin pill that, if successful, could replace injections as the primary means of blood sugar control for millions of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The company has enrolled 80 volunteer German test subjects in the study and expects to have preliminary results by the first half of 2011. The test group consists of both people with diabetes and people without it.”

via Novo Enters Phase 1 Test of an Insulin Pill – Diabetes Health.


Discussion: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) | LinkedIn

December 30, 2009
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Interesting discussion about insertion sites for pump and sensor users — it is an issue. We need the technology to improve — get smaller, easier to use, less intrusive.

Discussion: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) | LinkedIn.


Coffee, Tea, or Type 2 Diabetes? – Diabetes Health

December 16, 2009
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Individuals who drink more coffee (regular or decaffeinated) or tea appear to have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to studies. The authors state, “The identification of the active components of these beverages would open up new therapeutic pathways for the primary prevention of diabetes mellitus. It could also be envisaged that we will advise our patients most at risk for diabetes mellitus to increase their consumption of tea and coffee in addition to increasing their levels of physical activity and weight loss.”

via Coffee, Tea, or Type 2 Diabetes? – Diabetes Health.


Discussion: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) | LinkedIn

December 7, 2009
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Discussion going on on LinkedIn about inhaled insulin: “A study published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, an independent review of clinical trials of Generex Oral-lyn(TM) shows that the oral insulin spray has a faster onset of action and shorter duration of action than insulin delivered subcutaneously.”

via Discussion: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) | LinkedIn.


Incremental Value of Continuous Glucose Monitoring When Starting Pump Therapy in Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes — Diabetes Care

November 30, 2009
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CGM-enabled insulin pump therapy improves glycemia more than conventional pump therapy during the first 6 months of pump use in patients who wear CGM sensors at least 70% of the time.

via Incremental Value of Continuous Glucose Monitoring When Starting Pump Therapy in Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes — Diabetes Care.


Portion Distortion: Take Charge! – Diabetes Health

November 26, 2009
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“What matters is not only what you eat, but also how much you eat. But how can you control your portions? Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with food? How can you make sure you are full, but not stuffed?” — more good information from Diabetes Health:

via Portion Distortion: Take Charge! – Diabetes Health.


The Cooking Academy — back to basics

November 16, 2009
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The number of meals cooked in a family home has dropped dramatically; nearly 50% of us used to prepare at least one home cooked meal a day, whereas now only 15% prepare a meal a day for their family. The explanation for this drop can be contributed to society’s growing obsession with time as well as the availability of prepared family meals.

via Health4Media.com.


The Big Blue Test: Worldwide Diabetes Test-In | Diabetes Forecast Magazine

November 10, 2009
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The countdown has started — theBig Blue Test is on Saturday folks (World Diabetes day).

The Big Blue Test: Worldwide Diabetes Test-In | Diabetes Forecast Magazine.


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