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Struggling With Type 2 Diabetes

In 2009, when Bruce Share started drinking five glasses of iced tea before dinner and dropped 15 pounds from his already lean frame, he immediately knew that he had diabetes. In the preceding four years, he had learned a great deal about the disease as a member of the board of Defeat Diabetes. Now, he … Continue reading Struggling With Type 2 Diabetes

The History of Diabetes

For 2,000 years diabetes has been recognized as a devastating and deadly disease. In the first century A.D. a Greek, Aretaeus, described the destructive nature of the affliction which he named “diabetes” from the Greek word for “siphon.” Eugene J. Leopold in his text Aretaeus the Cappodacian describes Aretaeus’ diagnosis: “…For fluids do not remain … Continue reading The History of Diabetes

Type 1 & Type 2: Novo Enters Phase 1 Test of an Insulin Pill

Denmark-based Novo Nordisk A/S has begun phase 1 testing of an insulin pill that, if successful, could replace injections as the primary means of blood sugar control for millions of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The company has enrolled 80 volunteer German test subjects in the study and expects to have preliminary … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2: Novo Enters Phase 1 Test of an Insulin Pill

Cinnamon Again: What’s It Do For Type 2s?

In a recent three-month study, 43 non-insulin-dependent people with type 2diabetes were given either a daily dose of 1000 milligrams of cinnamon or a placebo. At the end of the study, there was not a single difference between the two groups with regard to average blood sugars, insulin levels, or cholesterol. In contrast, a previous … Continue reading Cinnamon Again: What’s It Do For Type 2s?

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Blood Glucose Reading in 20 Seconds

On April 11, Abbot Laboratories MediSense Products announced that its alternate-site BG-monitoring Sof-Tact is now available. Granted marketing clearance by the FDA on November 20, 2000, the Sof-Tact is the first monitor to offer lancing, blood collection and BG testing with a single press of a button. All of this is done in 20 seconds. … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Blood Glucose Reading in 20 Seconds

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: FDA Clears Blood Glucose Meter for Use in Multiple Sites

TheraSense, Inc. of Alameda, California, received word on December 13, 2000 that its FreeStyle blood glucose monitor has received FDA clearance for testing on the upper arm, thigh, calf and anywhere on the hand. The FDA had recently cleared the FreeStyle for testing on the forearm. “We believe the additional testing sites for FreeStyle will … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: FDA Clears Blood Glucose Meter for Use in Multiple Sites