Artificial pancreas can ‘effectively’ improve diabetes control in adults

April 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that closed loop insulin delivery (also known as an artificial pancreas) may improve overnight blood glucose control and reduce the risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia (a ... Read more...

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Heartbeats tapped to generate power for implant

May 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): A minuscule electricity generator implanted in the body could tap heartbeats to power an early-warning system for hypoglycaemia, or other medical conditions, according to a study.A "nanogenerator" has ... Read more...

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Diabetes could lead to diminished brain power

April 12th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Failure to control type 2 diabetes may lead to poorer memory and diminished brain power, a new study has found.According to University of Edinburgh team, severe hypoglycaemic episodes ... Read more...

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Insulin drug trial in India shows promise in treating diabetes

March 3rd, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In an international trial conducted in eight countries, including India, has shown that using biphasic BIAsp 30 insulin can lead to significant clinical improvements and greater patient ... Read more...

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A spoonful of sugar can help fight Malaria

February 20th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
One teaspoon of moistened sugar placed underneath the tongue of sick hypoglycaemic children – a simple solution to a serious problem.Nearly 800,000 children die every year from malaria. In Africa, malaria combined ... Read more...

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Self-monitoring in diabetes may increase anxiety and depression

April 18th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
London, April 18 (ANI): The National Health Service (NHS) is wasting more than 100 million pounds a year by helping people with non-insulin treated type2 diabetes monitor their own blood sugar ... Read more...

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