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Dolphins offer humans a clue to treating diabetes

Bottlenose dolphins can switch diabetes on and off – a trick that could be mimicked to treat humans with the condition Ian Sample, San Diego Dolphins keep their brains supplied with sugar when they’re not feeding by switching to a diabetes-like state. Photograph: Stuart Westmorland/Corbis Dolphins offer humans a clue to treating diabetes.  Scientists have…

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Is Sugar Addictive?

By Irene Rubaum-Keller Writer, Psychotherapist Is Sugar Addictive? We think it is. We have enough scientific evidence now to tell us that we can train ourselves to crave, to build tolerance and to experience withdrawal when we ingest a lot of refined sugar. These are the hallmarks of addiction. Craving, tolerance and withdrawal. Is Sugar…

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My Diabetes Care Team

People with diabetes work with an extensive diabetes care team, which may include a primary doctor, dietitian, diabetes educator, eye doctor, foot doctor, dentist, and possibly an exercise trainer. But remember, you are the most important member of your diabetes care team. Your health care team is available to help you manage your diabetes and maintain…

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Blue light used to treat diabetes

Written By Tina Hesman Saey Web edition : Friday, June 24th, 2011 Blue light used to treat diabetes.  Blue lights activate specially engineered cells implanted under mice’s skin to make a protein that helps control blood sugar levels. The new technique employs a light-sensitive protein from the retina to manipulate the biochemistry of the cell…

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The Artificial Pancreas

Scientists race to make the closed-loop glucose management system a reality By Erika Gebel, PhD The Artificial Pancreas.  Though he’d spent a day and night in the hospital, Thomas Brobson was perky and grinning at 8:30 the next morning. “I’m feeling great,” said Brobson, who has type 1 diabetes. “I haven’t stuck my finger in 24…

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Mobile Health to Stop Diabetes

An update for 71st Scientific Sessions (2011) Every day, countless actions are taking place to help Stop Diabetes®. Sometimes it’s making a healthy choice, other times it’s advocating on behalf of people who have diabetes, and other times it’s taking research to the next level. Could using your cell phone be another way to confront…

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