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Diabetes on the rise with an estimated 26 million in US with the disease

Diabetes on the rise with an estimated 26 million in US with the disease

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that there are almost 26 million people living with diabetes in nation. There are around 79 million adults in the US that have been diagnosed with prediabetes.

There are around 8.3 percent of all ages of Americans diagnosed with diabetes and 11.3 percent of the adult population over the age of 20. There are around 7 million adults that are not aware that they have the disease. In 2010, around 1.9 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes.

In 2008, there was around 23.6 million in the US with diabetes and 57 million had prediabetes. The CDC give reasons for the increased numbers people with diabetes in the US. They say that more people are getting diabetes and people are living longer with the disease. Diabetes patients are better at managing the disease. There is also Hemoglobin A1c blood test that could have changed the overall numbers.

Blood Glucose Test Strips Recall – Includes 359 million strips manufactured by Abbott says FDA

Blood Glucose Test Strips Recall – Includes 359 million strips manufactured by Abbott says FDA

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a large recall of blood glucose test strips manufactured for Abbott Diabetes Care and were distributed across the United States and Puerto Rico. There are six different brands involved in the recall, and an estimated 359 million test strips could be involved. The blood glucose monitoring units are not involved in the recall. There are 359 different lots of test strips making this a large scale recall.

The test strips could give an inaccurately low blood glucose measurement which could lead the person to increase blood glucose levels unnecessarily or the person could believe they are at the accurate blood glucose levels, when they could actually be running higher than normal. The test strips problem is that they didn't absorb enough blood for the test to complete correctly and the problem could have been made worse with strips which have been exposed to warmer temperatures or have been sitting around for a longer time period. The test strips involved in the recall were manufactured between January and September 2010 and were sold both online and at retail stores, and also at health care facilities.

Reprogrammed Sperm Cells Could Cure Type 1 Diabetes

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(Best Syndication News) Scientists from the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) say that men with type-1 diabetes may be able to grow their own insulin producing cells.

Researchers reported their findings to an audience at the 50th annual meeting of the American Society of Cell Biology conference in Philadelphia. They found that human spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) extracted from testicular tissue can change into insulin-secreting beta islet cells.

High Dose Vitamin B Therapy caused faster Kidney Failure with Diabetic Nephropathy

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[Best Syndication News] Patients diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy that had received high dose vitamin B therapy had an faster decline in kidney function and a increased rate of heart attack and stroke and other events when compared to those that did not receive the vitamin B therapy. The study was first published in the April 28th issue of JAMA.

Approximately 40 percent out of the estimated 21 million diabetic patients in the US develop overt nephropathy. Diabetic nephropathy damages the tiny blood vessels in the glomerulus which is important for filtering the blood.

Leptin showed better Blood Sugar control possible in Type 1 Diabetes Study

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[Best Syndication News] Researchers are investigating how leptin could possibly be used instead of or in conjunction with insulin in mouse studies at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. They have found that leptin was better at managing blood-sugar variability and lipogensis when comparing it to the standard insulin therapy. The study is available online and will appear in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Insulin therapy has been the gold standard for treating type 1 diabetes since 1922. It was discovered that Insulin suppressed glucagon which is a hormone that would raise blood sugar levels in healthy individuals. In Type 1 diabetes insulin producing cells are destroyed and that is why injected insulin is used to address the glucagon cells and deliver energy to the tissue.

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