Posts on "Diabetes Research" Category

  • Diabetes 101: Back to the Basics

    Anyone who has poured syrup on pancakes knows what happens if the coated pancake jumps off the plate into your lap. The syrup sticks to everything.  You have a hard time getting it off.   You wish you had not even put it on your food. Now you know what the inside of your body feels […]

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  • Still scared of being a guinea pig?

    When some people are asked if they are interested in participating in a clinical research trial, they often respond by saying, “No. I don’t want to be a guinea pig.” What do they mean by that? Do they worry that we will put them in a cage with a wheel or send them through an […]

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  • HELP YOUR DIABETES MEDICATION WORK

    Current medications to treat diabetes are vast improvements over the past when all we had was insulin and sulfonylureas.  Many medications now actually correct multiple underlying genetic defects which cause Type 2 Diabetes. Unfortunately, these new medications are NOT MAGIC!!  They will not let you eat anything you want.  They will not make you exercise.  […]

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  • 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.  Although Lucas Research is not participating in this study, this new method of monitoring through a self-adhesive patch is close to release. […]

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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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