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Best Diabetes Management App for 2014

Best Diabetes Management App for 2014

        With the recent announcement of the upcoming Health app for iOS 8, people are talking about health and fitness more in the tech world. Fitness has always been connected to iOS use, but more and more, we are finding out how users can better interact with their doctors and specialists....

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Latest Stats on Diabetes from World Health Organization

Latest Stats on Diabetes from World Health Organization

Key facts 347 million people worldwide have diabetes* (1). In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes (2). More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (3). WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030 (4). Healthy diet, regular physical...

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Glucose in the Body

Glucose in the Body

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are too high. Blood glucose levels are normally regulated by the hormone insulin, which is made by the pancreas. Diabetes occurs when there is a problem with this hormone and how it works in the body. Around 5.1 per...

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Diabetes technology granted patent in Australia

Diabetes technology granted patent in Australia

Living Cell Technologies Limited (ASX: LCT; OTCQX: LVCLY) a global company pioneering the development of a cell implant therapy to treat diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases, has been granted a patent by the Australian Patent Office for IMMUPEL(tm), LCT’s industry-leading technology for encapsulating living cells prior to transplantation. IMMUPEL is a novel, proprietary encapsulation technology...

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New trial to test if gastric bypass surgery is best option for diabetes

New trial to test if gastric bypass surgery is best option for diabetes

New clinical trials are underway at the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in the US, to examine the benefits of gastric bypass surgery as compared to conventional treatments and changes to lifestyle in the mildly obese and in non-obese patients. The research, the first of its kind for patients who are overweight or...

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Insulin Pump

Insulin Pump

As diabetes becomes more and more commonplace around the world we are seeing the introduction of new technology to assist with the infusion of insulin into the body. One such development is the insulin pump which is now an integral part of the diabetes treatment system and while some people may have initial concerns...

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