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.

Blockbuster Diabetes Drug Approved by the FDA

Finally some good news for Type 2 Diabetics, drug makers Bristol-Myers Squibb and partners Astrazeneca PLC had their latest drug Onglyza approved. Onglyza reduces blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, which affects 24 million people in the U.S. The drug is the first to gain approval since the agency issued new testing […]

A Little Thing Called “Dawn Phenomenon”

For those of you who do not know what dawn phenomenon is, it is simply an increase in blood sugar in the middle of the night or sometimes referred to as the “dawn effect”. Typically between 4:00 AM and 8:00 AM the sugar levels of some diabetics rise abnormally. Some researchers say that it is […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have analyzed data from nearly 58,000 patients included in the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database (BOLD), the largest repository of medical information on people who’ve undergone the weight-loss surgery. Only about 10 percent had complications, according to the study, which was to be presented Wednesday at the annual meeting of […]

FDA OKs drug that treats diabetes through the brain

Patients with Type 2 Diabetes may soon get a very different treatment approach: A drug that helps control blood sugar via the brain — an idea sparked, surprisingly, by the metabolism of migrating birds. The Food and Drug Administration approved Cycloset, maker VeroScience Inc announced. It’s a new version of an old drug called bromocriptine, […]

Could a Virus be a Major Cause for Juvenile Diabetes?

Two studies conducted in March at the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England, the University of Brighton and the Department of Pathology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary provide evidence that common viruses may cause childhood Diabetes, paving the way for potential vaccines against the the disease, researchers said. One team showed that enteroviruses […]

Diabetes and the Swine Flu

      With the swine Flu grabbing the headlines lately I thought I would post some information about how we can avoid putting ourselves at risk. Since 1997 experts have warned us of a horrific worldwide influenza outbreak, when the first human cases of so-called H5N1 avian influenza were reported in Hong Kong.  Two […]