Posts on "Diabetes Research" Category

  • Happy 95th Birthday, Metformin

    The chemical metformin is contained in the French lilac and was used for 2000 years.  In 1922, the molecule was isolated from the plant and used to lower blood sugar in rabbits by 1929.  However, the discovery of insulin eclipsed all other diabetes medications until the 1950s. By the 1950s, researchers realized that Diabetes is […]

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  • 4 steps to make clinical research better than flossing your teeth

    Every thought to yourself “I’m seeing my dentist Monday, I better floss my teeth”?   How about when the “out-of-town” boss visits your office?  Do you dress just a litter better for work?  There is something about being watched or measured that puts us on our best behavior.   The same is true if your medical doctor […]

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  • Wondering about Clinical Research?

      What do you think of when you hear the words, Clinical Research?  Do you think of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker blowing up a lab?  Do rats or mice come into play?  How about Dr. Frankenstein and his electric bill? At Lucas Research, we have a more helpful and less frightening approach.  Clinical Research involves […]

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  • New Development: Smart Insulin Patch

    Besides using a glucometer or one of the new technologies proposed in the past for checking blood glucose levels, the newly developed smart insulin patch may be the perfect solution to replace pricking altogether.  Get ready, a new method of monitoring through a self-adhesive patch is close to release. The Innovative Smart Insulin Patch- Development The […]

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  • Imatinib Drug To Treat Cancer and Slow Diabetes Onset

    Imatinib Imatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that treats chronic leukemia and other cancers by suppressing the immune system. Now, research shows that Imatinib can also be a preservative for the beta-cell function of people with Type 1 diabetes. New Research This drug’s introduction to the American Diabetes Association and the 2017 Scientific Sessions is […]

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  • New Study Aims To Reduce Medication Frequency

    With Type 2 diabetes, it is likely that you may have to take a shot of insulin every day. Relying on insulin may be the only way for Type 2 diabetics to manage their blood glucose levels. New research is being done to combat the daily struggle of taking insulin. Researchers are trying to produce […]

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  • New Research On Gene Therapy To Treat Diabetes

    The Importance Of Insulin Insulin is medicine used to treat diabetes for those unable to keep their blood glucose levels under control with diet and exercise. Insulin helps the body move glucose into the cells so that the body does not suffer the dangers of extreme blood sugar levels. New research is looking into alternatives […]

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  • American Diabetes Association: 2017 Charlotte Tour de Cure

    The American Diabetes Association hosts events to unite people with diabetes and their families with others to make a difference for the diabetes cause. By sharing the experience and raising awareness, attendees raise funds to prevent and cure diabetes. These events are fun too! The whole community is welcome to join!  Get involved! Let’s get […]

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  • Gestational Diabetes & Influential Weather

    There are over 200,000 cases in the US every year of pregnant women affected by gestational diabetes. Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when a woman acquires diabetes while pregnant. During pregnancy, women who have high blood sugar caused by placental hormones will have diabetes symptoms. These symptoms include excessive hunger and thirst and fatigue. […]

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  • Diabetes Distress

    Stressing Over Diabetes Do you stress about having diabetes? Stress about monitoring your blood glucose over 6 times per day? Having stress about staying on the diet your doctor or nutritionist recommends for you? Stressed about having too much sugar in that piece of cake while everyone else around is eating without giving the sugar […]

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