Navigation Links
Toward 24-7 glucose monitoring to help manage diabetes
Date:6/11/2014

Nearly half a million people with diabetes end up in emergency rooms around the U.S. every year due to the seizures and other consequences of dropping or spiking blood-sugar levels associated with the disease. To help prevent serious complications, scientists have now developed a new glucose-sensing protein that could one day be part of an implantable, 24-7 monitoring device. They describe the protein in the journal ACS Chemical Biology.

Sylvia Daunert and colleagues note that scientists have been working on new ways to track glucose levels. Most patients with diabetes do this by using a glucose meter. They prick a finger with a tiny needle to draw blood, which they apply to a test strip inserted into the meter. It provides a reading of the level at that moment. But glucose levels change throughout the day, so many readings are needed. That's not always convenient, and some people find that pricking their finger is painful. As a result, many patients don't test their blood as often as they should, risking complications such as seizures. For more continuous monitoring, some patients use implantable devices that measure blood-sugar as often as once a minute, but they have drawbacks. They are expensive, can only be used for up to a week and are not as reliable as conventional meters. Daunert's team set out to improve upon these limited options.

They turned to a protein that has already been explored as a good candidate for use in a continuous glucose monitoring system. It's a glucose/galactose binding protein (GBP) that changes shape when it attaches to glucose. They engineered it so it would be stable in and out of the body for long periods and so that it could also detect levels of glucose within the range that would be present in a person with diabetes.


'/>"/>
Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. GW Cancer Institute conducts survey on moving toward quality patient-centered care
2. Early steps toward personalized fitness: Interval training may benefit men more than women
3. Experimental trial represents promising step toward universal antidote for snakebite
4. Multimillion-dollar grant propels lab toward HIV cure
5. Toward unraveling the Alzheimers mystery
6. MSU physicists push new Parkinsons treatment toward clinical trials
7. Autism Speaks study finds advances towards universal early screening
8. Toward fixing damaged hearts through tissue engineering
9. A Priceless Resolution: Take That First Step Toward Financial Security
10. Athletes “Toward Injury Prevention in Sports” TIPS Gets Going in Las Vegas
11. Toward lowering titaniums cost and environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2017)... ... , ... Scientists from the University of Exeter reported this month ... equivalent to a medium-paced run for pre-menopausal women, or a slow jog for post-menopausal ... spine care, I understand the importance exercise can play on improving bone health. Although ...
(Date:7/23/2017)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... July 23, 2017 , ... ... M.D., has joined Florida Pain Relief Group – Melbourne, a practice owned by ... board certification in interventional pain management, Dr. Stern also is certified in pediatrics, ...
(Date:7/22/2017)... ... July 22, 2017 , ... The arthroscopic superior capsule ... opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work, as ... Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , “We studied 100 patients ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... Orange Park, FL (PRWEB) , ... July 21, ... ... that provides insurance management assistance and financial planning services to families and business ... in a charity event that promises to provide support to area adults with ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... , ... Hospital M&A activity slowed in the second quarter of 2017, according ... to 23 in the second quarter, up 15% from the 20 publicly announced acquisitions ... in the year-ago second quarter. Only four of the transactions disclosed a purchase price ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/6/2017)... , July 6, 2017 ThriveRx, the nutrition division of ... their families to thrive on nutrition support. To celebrate its ... new site has a fresh new look with improved organization to create ... ... ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug ... the Israel Securities Authority to dual-list its common stock on ... commence trading on the TASE on July 12, 2017 under ... the Company, it is expected that Oramed will be included ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... , July 5, 2017   BioLife Solutions ... developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell ... freeze media ("BioLife"), today announced that it has ... debt holder and largest shareholder, to modify its existing ... Pursuant to the modification, WAVI agreed to exchange its ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: