Bionic pancreas

A promising future

Type 1 Diabetes is an auto immune disorder in which the body’s own systems destroy the insulin-producing beta cells, leading to complete lack of insulin in the body. As a result patients have to depend on external insulin for life to survive. Moreover,

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A blessing in disguise

Metformin is the most widely preferred choice of drug for the initial treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Along with benefits of weight loss, no hypoglycemic (low sugar feeling) episodes, a new study showed that regular use of this drug may also help you look younger, live longer as reported the reputed medical journal, PNAS. The results of the

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A PARADIGM in treating failing hearts

Heart failure is a difficult disease to treat- and medications can only preserve a part of the hearts functions. A new study- called the PARADIGM-HF, published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that combining a traditional heart-friendly drug called valsartan with a chemical called neprilysin-inhibitor can dramatically benefit

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A scientist father seeks a cure

Prof Doug Melton has been dedicated to discovering a cure for type 1 diabetes, ever since his two children were diagnosed to have diabetes. Finally, his perseverance seems to have paid off- because after decades of work, he and his collaborators at Harvard University, USA, have finally prototyped new technology. This is a method

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Big B denounces these cravings!

What would your reaction be if you found out that that the Don of Bollywood, Mr Amitabh Bachchan does not indulge in sweets or desserts?

What would your reaction be if you found out that that the Don of Bollywood, Mr Amitabh Bachchan does not indulge in sweets or desserts?

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Keeping An Eye

Keeping an eye-medicine for diabetes?

Glaucoma is a common eye disease, leading to increase in eye pressures and blindness. Methazolamide is an oral drug used for treating glaucoma. An Australian Study, published in Diabetes Care, the official journal of the American Diabetes

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Inhaling insulin

A new inhaled form of insulin called Afrezza, developed by Mannkind Corporation has received an approval from the US Food and Drug Administration as mentioned in a leading article. The product uses dry powder that people can breathe in, to control insulin levels. Although it has not been designed as a full-time replacement to insulin

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Lodine and the renaissance

Sanjay Kalra, Ambika Gopalakrishnan Unnikrishnan1 , Kaushik Pandit 2

Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and Bharti Research Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Karnal, Haryana, 1CEO, Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, 2Chief Endocrinologist and Diabetologist, Belle Vue Clinic,

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Optically Controlled Insulin

Sulfonylureas are among the commonly used anti-diabetic drugs worldwide, and especially in India- where they are considered economical. However, as these drugs intermittently stimulate insulin production from the patient’s pancreas, this insulin release can lead to episodic low sugars- necessitating persons taking it to snack

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Sleep And Diabetes

Sleep disorders may predict Diabetes?

Sleep apnea is a common problem in which people have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. As a result, the person suffers from poor quality of sleep making them tired during the day. Further, sleep apnea results in less

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