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June 27, 2006

Coffee May Lower Diabetes Risk

Researchers said Monday that women who drank six or more cups of decaffeinated coffee a day were 33 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects more than 18 million Americans. (

January 29, 2006

FDA Approves Inhalable Insulin

The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved an inhaled form of insulin, the first new way to get that hormone into the body since it was discovered in 1921 -- and a new treatment option for many of the 21 million Americans with diabetes. (Washington Post)

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September 08, 2005

Pfizer Developing Inhaled Insulin Called Exubera

A US government advisory committee is scrutinising an inhaled form of insulin.

The new drug is designed to help millions of people with diabetes who currently rely on injections to control their blood sugar levels. (The Daily Mail)

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August 13, 2005

New Diabetes Gene Discovered

Scientists have discovered a gene that plays a role in the most common type of type 2 diabetes, and they say the discovery could pave the way to a targeted treatment. (

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May 19, 2005

Diabetes Out of Control in U.S.

Two out of three Americans with type-2 diabetes do not have their disease under control and risk early deaths from stroke, heart attack or kidney failure as well as blindness and limb loss, according to a report published Wednesday. (Reuters)

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April 29, 2005

Lizard Saliva Shot for Diabetes

U.S. regulators have approved a diabetes drug derived from lizard saliva for patients who have not responded to other treatments, the drug's developers, Eli Lilly and Co. and Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc., said on Friday. (Reuters)

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March 17, 2005

Symlin for Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

Symlin is a new drug for diabetics who can't adequately control their blood sugar with insulin, and is intended for use in addition to insulin in patients with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

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December 03, 2004

Diabetes and Dementia Risk

"Middle-aged patients with diabetes mellitus are nearly three times more at risk of dementia in later life than their healthy peers.

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September 14, 2004

DHEA for Lupus, Red Meat and Diabetes

"A new study finds the drug prasterone, the pharmaceutical form of DHEA, reduces the disease flare-ups associated with lupus and did not have negative side effects."

"Middle age and elderly women whose diets include a lot of red meat appear to have an increased risk of developing diabetes."

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August 26, 2004

Protein May Explain Heart Risk in Diabetics, Reversing Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease

"A protein playing an important role in controlling heartbeat might help explain the increased risk of potentially fatal congestive heart failure among type 2 diabetics, researchers say."

"Recent research shows that correction of upper neck injuries may reverse the progression of both Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease."

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August 23, 2004

New Pre-Diabetes Formula, Pancreas Stem Cells for Diabetes

"The U.S. government has adopted the American Diabetes Association's revised formula for evaluating pre-diabetes, the term for borderline blood sugar readings that are likely to become full-blown diabetes without intervention."

"A team at Toronto University found immature cells in the pancreas of adult mice that were able to develop into cells that produce insulin."

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August 21, 2004

Fighting Lupus with Ladybugs, New Diabetes Drug Doesn't Increase Weight

11-year-old Kathleen Collingham has been painting river rocks in the likeness of ladybugs for the past seven months to raise money for research for lupus.

Dutch researchers report an experimental drug called liraglutide seems to control sugar levels without the side effect of weight gain.

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