Peeling a Grape Ups Your BG Test Results

According to a new study published in Diabetes Care , your finger-prick blood glucose test may be “abnormally and significantly high” if you test after handling fruit without first scrubbing your hands thoroughly and vigorously.  The Tokyo study, precisely titled “Glucose Monitoring After Fruit Peeling: Pseudohyperglycemia When Neglecting Hand Washing Before Fingertip Blood Sampling,” tested ten non- diabetic volunteers who had normal blood glucose levels of approximately 90 mg/dL.

Press Release – Lilly and the JDRF Partner to Fund Regenerative Medicine Research in Type 1 Diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS and NEW YORK – Eli Lilly and Company and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) today announced that they have signed an agreement to fund early-stage research that could enable patients with type 1 diabetes to regenerate insulin -producing cells destroyed by the disease.

Type 2 Insulin (IGF-II) Growth Factor Found To Reinforce Memory And Prevent Forgetfulness

An international research study has shown that, in animal models, type 2 insulin (IGF-II) growth factor reinforces memory and prevents forgetfulness.