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Exubera - inhalable insulin for diabetics

January 28th, 2006

Exubera, a rapid-acting inhalable form of insulin, has been approved for use this week by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes often require doses of insulin throughout the day to regulate their blood sugar level. This normally requires the use of injectable insulin or in some cases an insulin pump.

The US population of diabetic patients is growing rapidly, mostly due to the increasing occurence of Type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity. Nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes of which 95% are Type 2. In some cases, Type 2 diabetes can be effectively managed without requiring insulin doses through diet, exercise, and weight management.

Researchers identify a genetic marker for Type 2 diabetes

January 16th, 2006

Just three weeks of diet and exercise can substantially reduce metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes

January 15th, 2006

Doonesbury on restaurant portion supersizing

January 15th, 2006

Five tips for feeling comfortable in the gym

January 13th, 2006
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