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Published on June 1, 2016 at 9:05 AM
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Treatment For Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Heberprot-P is a Cuban medicine for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and this medicine is available in more than 10 countries. Currently this medicine is not available legally in US but it is under testing process.
Devices To Read Glucose Levels In Perspiration
South Korean scientists have developed a transparent skin patch that tests glucose levels in perspiration (instead of blood) and simultaneously inject drugs through microneedles. Sensors in the patch can send the data collected from perspiration to smartphone App. Need of medication will be checked by App and instruct microneedles in the patch to deliver drug. Trials on mice and couple of humans were successful and more tests are going to be conducted under challenging conditions. If the prototype is successful, then the patch could be available within few years. It is expected that the cost of the patch is same as the conventional diagnostics and treatment kit.
Diabetes Link To Alzheimer's Disease
Dr Melissa Schilling, Professor at NYU Stern School of Business have found connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. She found hyperinsulinemia is responsible for almost half of Alzheimer's cases. Hyperinsulinemia is a condition where excess levels of insulin is being circulated in the body. Her finding were published by The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Diabetes Link To Depression
Researchers analyzed 2,525 participants between 40 to 69 years for four-and-a-half years and found that depression combined with risks of developing diabetes will have greater risk of developing type ii diabetes. Results published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
Transplanting Lab Grown Beta Cells
The Salk Scientists announced a cure to diabetes. Scientists found ERR-gamma protein switch that makes lab grown cells more responsive to glucose and make them release insulin at normal rate. scientists have checked the new technology on mice with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by transplanting mature lab-grown beta cells with ERR gamma protein switch on. Half of the diabetic mouse showed normal glucose levels within 2 months. If this technology is successful, one day it is possible to grow insulin producing beta cells from pluripotent stem cells taken from the patients. This technology is more practical, applicable and affordable to the mass market. This research was published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Risks With Liver Disease
Researchers examined patients with liver diseases for over 10 years and concluded that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) may have greater liver risk (3 times more) compared with those without type 2 diabetes. The reason for liver disease in diabetes patients is due to the buildup of fat within liver cells. The buildup of fat within liver cells is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). People can avoid NAFLD by following proper diet. Team involves researchers from universities of Southampton and Edinburgh.
Transplanting Insulin Producing Pig Cells
National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo hoping to transplant insulin producing cells of pigs into humans to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D) as Japan government relaxed rules. They want to do this within 3 years.
Obesity In Mississippi
The most obese citizens state in US is Mississippi. As obesity of the citizens is high, diabetes health care costs ($10,507, 4th highest) and premature deaths (487 per 10,000) are too high. Incidentally, nine of the 10 most obese states are in the south.
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