Navigation Links
New Drug May Trim Insulin Injections to Just 3 a Week
Date:3/9/2011

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary study reports that people with diabetes were able to get injections of a new insulin drug just three times a week without major ill effects.

The findings still need to be confirmed in another phase of research, and it's not clear how much the drug would cost if it were approved for this use.

But those caveats aside, the study raises the possibility that people with type 2 diabetes might be able to escape the difficult regimens that require them to inject themselves with insulin as often as four times a day.

"The presumption here is if you use a medication less frequently, then people are more likely to take it and remember it, especially as we multitask and try to do so many things every day," said Dr. Yogish C. Kudva, a diabetes specialist and consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who co-wrote a commentary accompanying publication of the study in the March 10 online edition of The Lancet.

Many people with type 2 diabetes take insulin through injections to control their blood sugar level, but it's not a perfect treatment. Insulin can cause weight gain and attacks of high or low blood sugar.

Alternative forms of insulin are currently being tested, as are other types of diabetes drugs. The new study was a phase 2 trial to test degludec, an experimental insulin drug made by Novo Nordisk, which funded the research.

For the study, 245 adults with diabetes -- none of whom had begun taking insulin -- were randomly assigned to take an existing form of insulin daily or to take degludec, either in a daily dose or three-times-a-week doses.

The researchers reported that, over a 16-week period, the three-times-a-week doses controlled blood sugar about as well as the other treatments.

Diabetes specialist Dr. Vivian Fonseca, who chairs the endocrinology section at Tulane University Healt
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hormone Outperforms Insulin in Diabetic Mice
2. Experts call for further research into the relationship between insulin therapy and cancer
3. More Info Needed on Problems With Insulin Pumps
4. New Inhaled Insulin Shows Promise for Diabetes
5. Jekyll and Hyde Factor May Control Insulin Function
6. Study Finds That Insulin-Producing Beta Cells Can Be Reborn
7. One Sleepless Night Ups Insulin Resistance
8. Mayo-led research team develop agents that keep insulin working longer
9. New pathway to cheap insulin
10. Nicer than needles: Insulin pills for diabetes finally in clinical trials
11. Diabetic potential to create own insulin
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Drug May Trim Insulin Injections to Just 3 a Week
(Date:11/22/2014)... Recently, UWDress.com, a successful wedding dress shop, has released its ... order to prepare for the wedding season. All of them ... , UWDress.com is a reliable company that has many years ... items -- formal wedding guest attire. This new collection comes ... and princess. As one of the leading companies in the ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... Australia’s Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) approved it for ... Glutathione was approved and listed within the Therapeutic ... http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L01277 , Kyowa Hakko’s Setria® Glutathione ... Chem, a biotech specialist that sources and imports ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... PA (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 "My ... the pain caused by the machine," said an inventor ... she had to go back a second time because ... invention idea." , She developed the patent-pending MAMO EASY ... breast cancer. The design saves the patient from the ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 22, 2014 Lipitor lawsuits ( ... patients who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to ... multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, District ... court documents, the litigation will convene its next Status ... has directed Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendants to ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 The Sports Conflict Institute ... to its team of conflict resolution professionals. Baroff comes ... and referee. He has over 30 years experience as an ... “I'm very excited to connect with SCI and bring my ... to a program with a complete sports focus,” says Baroff. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Formal Wedding Guest Attire Added to UWDress.com 2Health News:Setria® Glutathione Now Available in Australia 2Health News:Setria® Glutathione Now Available in Australia 3Health News:Lipitor Lawsuit Conference Scheduled for December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuit Conference Scheduled for December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:SCI Announces New Team Member Roy Baroff 2Health News:SCI Announces New Team Member Roy Baroff 3
... Health Management Systems,Inc. (HMS) announced today that it ... in Medford, Massachusetts, to provide coordination of,benefits services. ... than 150,000 MassHealth and Commonwealth Care members across,Massachusetts., ... will identify third party coverage for claims already ...
... CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 12 CG Technology has ... better reflecting the depth,and breadth of services it ... high quality and standards of work, while focusing ... Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group (CG) is a ...
... 12 ATS Medical, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ATSI ), ... services, today announced that James L. Cox, M.D. ... Dr. Cox, reputation as a,preeminent authority in the ... that serves as the foundation for ATS 3f(R),tissue ...
... to six community organizations in ... underserved areas, WOODLAND HILLS, ... a total of $30,000 in end of,year donations to various food banks ... agencies in northern and,southern California to assist vulnerable populations., Blue Cross ...
... An improved understanding of the effects of regulation ... designed to advance entrepreneurship, according to a new ... for Entrepreneurship Public Policy report provides an overview ... system can discourage or encourage the entrepreneurial spirit. ...
... Dec. 11 Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq:,BIOD) today reported ... financial results, updated pipeline progress and disclosed 2008,objectives., ... public company, we advanced our pipeline,and achieved critical ... of Biodel. "The significant milestones reached include our,successful ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Network Health Awards Contract to HMS for Coordination of Benefits 2Health News:ATS Medical Appoints James L. Cox, M.D. as Medical Director 2Health News:ATS Medical Appoints James L. Cox, M.D. as Medical Director 3Health News:Blue Cross of California Gives $30,000 in Holiday Donations to Food Banks Throughout the State 2Health News:Rand study examines the effect of policy on entrepreneurship and small businesses 2Health News:Biodel Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results 2Health News:Biodel Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results 3Health News:Biodel Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results 4Health News:Biodel Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results 5Health News:Biodel Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results 6Health News:Biodel Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results 7Health News:Biodel Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results 8Health News:Biodel Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results 9
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014  Heated dialogue in recent months about the ... treatments to Gilead,s new hepatitis C drug Harvoni® – ... questioning what it means to put a price on ... And while drug pricing is one of the most ... a general business and ethical standpoint – it is ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 Clementia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... (EMA) has granted Orphan Medicinal Product Designation ... for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva ... genetic disease characterized by painful, recurrent episodes ... abnormal bone formation. This process, known as ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ... Executive Officer, will be presenting at the 26 th ... Hotel in New York . The formal ... PM ET. In addition, Mr. Krakauer and Jorgen B. ... one-on-one meetings during the day. An audio ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:"The Price of Global Health" Tackles Worldwide Drug-Pricing Debate 2"The Price of Global Health" Tackles Worldwide Drug-Pricing Debate 3"The Price of Global Health" Tackles Worldwide Drug-Pricing Debate 4"The Price of Global Health" Tackles Worldwide Drug-Pricing Debate 5Clementia Pharmaceuticals Receives EMA Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for Palovarotene for the Treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals Receives EMA Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for Palovarotene for the Treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva 3
... AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) announced today that Judge Joseph ... that the substance patent protecting CRESTOR (RE37,314 – the ,314 patent) is valid ... committed by any Shionogi employee. The court also held the ,314 patent to ... , , ...
... June 29 Dr. Harry J. Guttman, Esq. , Of ... participant at the 2010 Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society ...  The 2010 CeRMACS attracted over 400 participants and focused on small business ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CRESTOR® Patent Upheld By US Court 2CRESTOR® Patent Upheld By US Court 3Dr. Harry J. Guttman, Esq. Invited Speaker at 2010 Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society 2
... 420 CPAP System includes the 420E Auto-CPAP ... can enjoy the advantages of the worlds ... devices. The GoodKnight 420E model records up ... includes other features of the 420S model. ...
Paediatric tubes have decreased sample volumes and are ideal for small childrens' veins and geriatric patients....
Safety Blood Collection Sets are supplied in three packaging variations, either with or without Luer Adapter and respectively a version with Luer Adapter and Tube Holder....
Simplicity and multi-directional retraction for a broad range of abdominal procedures...
Medicine Products: