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1 hr ago | Financial Times

Novo Nordisk and the diabetes epidemic

Sep 14, 2014 : Rising insulin sales have made Novo Nordisk one of the strongest growth stories in the pharma sector.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Novo Nordisk AS, Epidemic, Medicine, Natural Disasters, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

5 hrs ago | WHAS11

Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis

Americans are getting fatter, and older. These converging trends are putting the USA on the path to an alarming health crisis: Nearly half of adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, blindness, amputations and cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, University of Kentucky, Louisville, KY, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9 hrs ago | The Northern Echo

Charity champion standing down

LINDA WOOD, regional manager for Diabetes UK in the North-East and North Yorkshire, is retiring after nearly 16 years of campaigning for better care for people with diabetes in the area. Ms Wood who was based in Darlington, joined Diabetes UK when it was called the British Diabetic Association in 1998 and has supported 28 Diabetes UK voluntary groups in the region.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

13 hrs ago | Diabetes Mine

Sunday Funnies: If Starbucks Did Diabetes

Fall weather is just about here and the pumpkin spice latte is a drink of choice for many Starbucks-lovers, including those of us with diabetes Even if some are raising concerns about all that's in the pumpkin spice latte, we might order it up - if it did away with that band-aid smell of insulin! And we're apparently not the only ones thinking of pumpkin-spice insulin Thanks again to Jon Carter , our newest illustrator who's been a freelance cartoonist for more than 20 years and has drawn for numerous newspapers, print and online publications and corporate clients.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

17 hrs ago | CiteULike

The mechanism of collagen cross-linking in diabetes: a puzzle nearing resolution.

Considerable interest has been focused in recent years on the mechanism of collagen cross-linking by high glucose in vitro and in vivo. Experiments in both diabetic humans and in animals have shown that over time collagen becomes less soluble, less digestible by collagenase, more stable to heat-induced denaturation, and more glycated.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sussex Express

Mother's anger over diabetes treatment

A big thank you for contributing... We really appreciate you taking the time to send your content...if it complements our coverage we'll use it in our website or in our newspaper. An angry mother is calling for more awareness about Type 1 diabetes in babies and children after claiming her daughter was almost denied a 'life-saving' prescription.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Examiner.com

Toning up for people with diabetes

We all know how important physical exercise is for burning calories and sugar. When your workout is aerobic, you'll increase your metabolism and circulation, reduce stress and keep your heart healthy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Circulation, Weight Training, Fitness, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Truthdig

Diabetes Patients Suffer Unregulated and Commercially Unnecessary Insulin Price Hikes

Though it's been on the market for many years for relatively cheap, a single month-long dose of the insulin variety Humulin, manufactured by Eli Lily, costs $1,200 today - more than five times the amount in 2007. Why? Because the company can charge that much, Eli Lily's marketing director said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Health, Marketing, US News, Liberal Political News

Grantham Journal

Grantham cyclist with diabetes finishes London to Paris ride

A Grantham man with type one diabetes has completed a 220-mile journey, cycling from London to Paris in three days. Lee Turner, of Dysart Road, joined a group of 25 cyclists for the ride to raise money for Diabetes UK.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Diabetes Mine

Ask D'Mine: Diabetes Magic on the Wrist Dreams Coming True

Welcome back to another round of our weekly advice column, Ask D'Mine , hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator W il Dubois This week, Wil hears a heart-breaking story about a very scary hypo and how it's making one family wonder what options exist that could help perhaps some diabetes tech that could be worn on the wrist? In these times of #WeAreNotWaiting , Wil has many thoughts to share on the possibilities Jennifer, type 3 from Alabama writes: Is the Sleep Easy wristband glucose meter being sold yet? Where do I buy it, and how much does it cost? I really need one. My mom's sugar dropped to 28 in less than 15 minutes and if my son had not heard her yell, and went to check on her, she would be dead.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

CBS Local

Someone You Should Know: Alexys Fleming, Champion For Diabetes Research

But, Alexys Fleming, who is only in her early 20s, is also a champion fundraiser for the cause of raising awareness about diabetes. Meet the High Blood Sugar Goblin, the nemesis of anyone suffering from diabetes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Medical News Today

Diabetes patients cope better when they have a positive outlook and social support

A positive outlook and support from people around them help patients with diabetes cope with psychosocial challenges of the disease, according to an international study that included researchers from Penn State College of Medicine. A better understanding of the emotional, psychological and social challenges people with diabetes face could improve health outcomes.

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Related Topix: Health, Penn State College of Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition

CBS Local

'Step Out' To Fight Diabetes, Saturday At The Detroit Zoo

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 29.1 million people in the nation have diabetes - which makes it likely that we all know someone living with disease. George Moore, 57 - whose smooth tones you may recall from Smooth jazz format - was diagnosed with diabetes in his 30s.

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HON

Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds

Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests. The drug belongs to a new class of injectable medications called "glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists" , which mimic the behavior of a gut hormone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, GlucaGen Diagnostic Kit, Glucagon (generic), Endocrinology, Low Blood Sugar, Chapel Hill, NC

Copenhagen Post

Walk yourself free of diabetes

According to Danish researchers, people with diabetes can walk themselves into better health or get cured completely, reports Jyllands-Posten. A new PhD thesis shows that one hour of slow and swift interval walking can significantly improve regulation of blood sugar.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Medical News Today

Model to improve diabetes management well-received by primary care physicians

Nurses certified in diabetes education can be integrated successfully into primary care physician offices in an effort to improve the health of people with diabetes, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health evaluation funded by the American Diabetes Association. The determination was made following enrollment and initiation of the REdesigning MEDication Intensification Effectiveness Study for Diabetes , an ongoing trial to assess the effectiveness of certified diabetes educators in managing diabetes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh

Benzinga

Lexicon Announces A Publication In The American Diabetes Association's Journal, Diabetes Care

Results from Phase 2b Clinical Study in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Provide Evidence that SGLT1 inhibition with LX4211 Provides a Clinically Meaningful Benefit Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , announced a publication in the online edition of the American Diabetes Association's journal, Diabetes Care, entitled, "Greater Dose-Ranging Effects on A1C Levels Than on Glucosuria With LX4211, a Dual Inhibitor of Sodium Glucose Transporters SGLT1 and SGLT2, in Type 2 Diabetes on Metformin Monotherapy". The publication provided detailed results from the Phase 2b clinical study of LX4211 that Lexicon conducted in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Lexicon Genetics, Healthcare Industry, Metformin (generic), Glucophage

Thu Sep 11, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Age and diabetes duration linked to risk of death and macrovascular complications

New research published in Diabetologia shows that age and duration of diabetes disease are linked to the risk of death and marcovascular complications , whereas only diabetes duration is linked to the risk of microvascular complications . This means younger people with diabetes are more at risk of microvascular complications since they are more likely to have diabetes for longer over their lifetimes than those diagnosed at an older age, and should be targeted for more intensive interventions to help control their blood sugar.

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Related Topix: Health

Vallejo Times-Herald

FDA panel backs Novo Nordisk injection for obesity

Federal health experts say a diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk should be approved for a new use in treating obesity. The panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 14-1 that the injectable drug's benefits outweigh it risks for patients who are obese or dangerously overweight.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Biotech, Novo Nordisk AS, Medicine, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Brandon Sun

FDA panel favours expanding approval of diabetes injection drug to treat obesity

Federal health experts say Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug Victoza should be approved for a new use in treating obesity. The panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 14-1 that the injectable drug's benefits outweigh its risks for patients who are obese or dangerously overweight.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

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