Doctors skeptical over widen use of Statins

August 5, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Known for lowering cholesterol levels, statins have recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a preventive drug for about 6.5 million Americans who have no cholesterol problems or signs of heart disease.

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Diabetes Patients recover better after Colon Surgery

August 4, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In terms of postoperative complications and in-hospital mortality, diabetes patients fare better after colon cancer surgery than do persons without diabetes.

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Orphan drug for type 1 diabetes stem cell therapy

August 3, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

An orphan drug designation for a stem cell therapy (Prochymal; Osiris Therapeutics Inc.) in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Artificial Pancreas may help control type 1 diabetes

August 2, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A two-hormone closed-loop artificial pancreas using a computer algorithm may tighten blood sugar control in patients with type 1 diabetes while lowering risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is according to the results of a recent study of Science Translational Medicine.

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