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Initial Diabetes Therapies Before Using Insulin

Initial Diabetes Therapies Before Using Insulin

People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes have to undergo therapy in order to manage the condition. Some may think that insulin therapy may be the best option available. But there are also various therapies to choose from that type 2 diabetics can consider before they decide on using insulin. Here are some of them. Weight Management Regimen One of the effective ways of managing type 2 diabetes is through better weight
Old Diabetes Drug Still As Effective As Newer, More Expensive Ones

Old Diabetes Drug Still As Effective As Newer, More Expensive Ones

Recent research suggests that new treatments for diabetes may not necessarily be better or more effective than older ones. A relatively common drug that has been used to treat type 2 diabetes for more than 15 years still works just as well as a number of newer and more expensive diabetes medications and may have fewer side effects. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found out that metformin,
Researchers Using Stem Cells To Treat Diabetes

Researchers Using Stem Cells To Treat Diabetes

Researchers are now trying to find a way of treating diabetes using stem cells. According to a new study, it may just be a step or two away. Researchers from Novocell Inc., a stem cell engineering company in San Diego reports that they may have found a way to convert human embryonic stem cells into insulin producing cells. According to Dr. Emmanuel Baetge, chief scientific officer at Novocell Inc. and the primary
Choosing A Blood Glucose Monitor

Choosing A Blood Glucose Monitor

For diabetics, monitoring blood sugar levels becomes a daily habit. It is a good thing that more and more people can now do it at home with a portable blood glucose monitor. Having one at home is essential for diabetics. That is why choosing a good blood glucose monitor is important. Blood glucose monitors are usually the size of today’s mobile phones and can even be smaller. Their main use is to monitor the
Heat Shock Protein Can Restore Nerve Damage Caused by Diabetes

Heat Shock Protein Can Restore Nerve Damage Caused by Diabetes

A study has shown that a heat shock protein, which increases in expression when cells are exposed to high temperatures or stress, is able to reverse the loss of function in the nerves of diabetic lab mice. The research, written by Michael J. Urban and colleagues at the University of Kansas, suggests that the protein, Hsp70 (pictured), can be used in the future to cure the numbness of the limbs that affects many dia
Research for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Seeks for Participants

Research for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Seeks for Participants

The Sanford Project has recently began a research study to determine whether the medications can rescue the few beta cell that remain after the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes; and whether new beta cells can even be regenerated. “The investigational combinations of these medications could possibly allow patients to decrease or no longer need to inject insulin to keep their blood levels under proper control,̶
Dealing with Diabetic Infections

Dealing with Diabetic Infections

One of the major struggles people with diabetes face is fighting infections.  Because of the high levels of sugar in body tissues of diabetics, bacteria grow more rapidly, making infections develop more quickly.  Infections are commonly seen on the feet of people living with diabetes, although the problem can also appear on the genitals, gums, skin, bladder, and kidneys.  The earlier these infections
Dealing with Diabetic Nerve Pain

Dealing with Diabetic Nerve Pain

There are many symptoms associated with diabetes; one of them is nerve pain or peripheral neuropathy, characterized by pain, numbness, or discomfort in the feet and hands.  This has made many diabetics unable to live through their lives comfortably.  Fortunately, there is a variety of choices to treat the discomfort. Apart from controlling the blood sugar level, regular exercise, and maintaining a normal
Understanding Humalog Side Effects

Understanding Humalog Side Effects

How does it work? The advent of humalog insulin or human insulin analog has brought about a new type of diabetic. It is one that is free from the trivialities of taking one’s insulin shot many minutes before one decides to eat or take in something that might be able to elevate his or her blood sugar levels to significant degrees. It has given diabetics the option to at least not think of their disease in adva
What Is Humalog Insulin?

What Is Humalog Insulin?

If you’re a diabetic who’s taking insulin, you might be well aware of the fact that taking it becomes such a hassle. Injecting oneself with regular insulin essentially reminds you constantly that you are a diabetic because you would normally need to take it around 30 to 45 minutes before chowing down on your meal. That type of maintenance already has an alternative. For the diabetic who wants to have mu