Navigation Links
Glucose 'Tattoo' Could Track Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetics
Date:6/4/2010

ly using a finger stick at least several times a day. The biggest advantage these devices offer is they let someone with diabetes know whether their blood sugar levels are trending up or down.

The reason this is important is that people with type 1 diabetes have to try to maintain as normal blood sugar levels as possible. If blood sugar levels go too low, people with diabetes can go into a coma, and can even die if they don't do something to raise their blood sugar levels. And, if blood sugar levels are too high, many areas in the body, including the eyes, kidneys and the heart, can be damaged.

"Most of the damage diabetes does occurs over short time periods where glucose is spiking and going out of the normal range. If you could intervene and prevent these spikes, you could mitigate many of the effects of this damaging disease," said Strano.

Strano said the researchers are currently trying the nanoparticles in animals, and so don't yet know what side effects or allergic reactions might occur. "We're proceeding in a cautious way," he said.

"Everybody is looking for a painless way to monitor blood sugar, and this technology sounds good, but I have no idea if it's going to work or not. From here to reality will take a lot of steps and research," said Dr. Joel Zonszein, director of the clinical diabetes center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Plus, he said, there's always the possibility of an adverse reaction to anything placed inside the body. "Our cells don't like foreign bodies. Already, immune cells very carefully try to reject the continuous glucose monitor sensor and fibrose [form scar tissue] around it," he said.

More information

To learn more about the current advances in continuous glucose monitoring, visit the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Lack of cellular enzyme triggers switch in glucose processing
2. Newly identified genes influence insulin and glucose regulation
3. Glucose intolerance in pregnancy associated with postpartum cardiovascular risk
4. Blood glucose self-monitoring: No benefit for non-insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes
5. Tattoo Removal Laser Clinic Announces New PhotoAcoustic Laser Technology
6. Road mapping could be key to curing TB
7. What if You Could Help to Influence the NYC Taxi of Tomorrow?
8. Stronger Ozone Standard Could Dramatically Reduce Asthma, Premature Deaths
9. Mechanical forces could affect gene expression
10. Anger Could Ruin Your Relationship
11. New research on type 2 diabetes could benefit young adults with the condition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015 Researchers at UC ... and humans: how human livers heal. The difference ... liver regeneration. Normally, mouse PPARa is far more ... mice to quickly regenerate damaged livers. However, the ... (FGF21) can boost the regenerative effects of human ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... OR (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 Former 49ers ... announcement than during his first year of a promising NFL ... Sports on Earth Senior Writer Will Leitch explores ... the league. Leitch talks about the decision making process that ... the preservation of health over a large paycheck, and what ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Exton, PA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 ... to the physical, social and psychological benefits of ... about the thousands of adaptive sports athletes that ... United States, encourage support for inclusive fitness and ... individuals interested in participating in adaptive sports and ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... March 31, 2015 Nutrition 21, ... presentation of new clinical study results supporting the ... (ASI), titled, “Arginine Silicate Supplementation Decreases Markers of ... of Vasodilation and Cardiovascular Health in Healthy Adult ... other professionals at the acclaimed Experimental Biology 2015 ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 The New Jersey Chapter ... (ACHCA) elected two administrators from Windsor Healthcare Communities, ... in New Jersey, to two key leadership roles ... Robert Reyes, administrator for Abingdon Care & Rehabilitation ... Yael Herman, administrator of Canterbury Care & Rehabilitation ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:UC Davis Study Finds Protein May Improve Liver Regeneration 2Health News:UC Davis Study Finds Protein May Improve Liver Regeneration 3Health News:UC Davis Study Finds Protein May Improve Liver Regeneration 4Health News:Will Leitch and the Curious Case of Chris Borland on SCI TV 2Health News:Will Leitch and the Curious Case of Chris Borland on SCI TV 3Health News:April is National Adaptive Sports Month 2Health News:April is National Adaptive Sports Month 3Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 2Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 3Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 4Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 5Health News:Nutrition 21, LLC Announces the Presentation of Proteomic Results of a Nitrosigine® Clinical Study at the Renowned Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting 6Health News:Abingdon Care & Rehabilitation Center’s Administrator Elected President of N.J. Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators 2
... 16 DATATRAK International, Inc.,(Nasdaq: DATA ), ... for the clinical trials industry, today announced its operating,results ... , Revenue for the fourth ... in the same period of 2007. Gross profit margin,improved ...
... outside US, but not all experts are convinced by new ... type of Botox drug called Reloxin appears safe and effective ... use of Botox to reduce forehead wrinkles and frown lines ... works by preventing face muscles from contracting, an effect that ...
... to Dispute Smithsonian,s Assurances That National Air and ... WASHINGTON, March 16 Smithsonian whistleblower Richard Pullman ... 17, to announce the filing of a whistleblower ... Counsel. In his whistleblower retaliation complaint, Pullman ...
... The National Safety Council will host a National Poison ... Prevention Week Council, Tuesday, March 17, from 8 to 11 ... event will feature a father, Phil Bauer, of Pennsylvania, whose ... one week before his high school graduation. Other speakers will ...
... March 16 The LENA(TM) Developmental Snapshot ... offering parents a confidential, quick and easy ... age online ( https://www.lenababy.com/secure/LenaDevelopmentalSnapshot.aspx ).(Logo: ... the LENA Foundation first offered the assessment, ...
... are recently unemployed, can attend a local seminar or ... As the nation marks National Cover the Uninsured Week ... to help Pennsylvanians without health insurance understand their coverage ... found that the uninsured ranks in Pennsylvania have risen ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 2Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 3Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 4Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 5Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 6Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 7Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 8Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 9Health News:DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results for 2008 10Health News:Botox Alternative May Safely Smooth Forehead Lines 2Health News:Botox Alternative May Safely Smooth Forehead Lines 3Health News:Smithsonian Worker Exposed to Asbestos Files Whistleblower Retaliation Complaint 2Health News:NSC Hosts National Poison Prevention Week News Conference, Tuesday, March 17 2Health News:LENA Foundation Revives Popular Online Child Language Assessment Tool 2Health News:LENA Foundation Revives Popular Online Child Language Assessment Tool 3Health News:Highmark Offers Resources to Help Pennsylvanians Without Health Insurance During Cover the Uninsured Week 2Health News:Highmark Offers Resources to Help Pennsylvanians Without Health Insurance During Cover the Uninsured Week 3
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015   Halyard Health (NYSE: ... was awarded a new purchasing agreement with HealthTrust ... March 1, 2015, Halyard,s standard and ASTM-rated face ... will be available to HealthTrust members made up of ... surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care facilities. ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... , March 31, 2015  InMed Pharmaceuticals ... stage biopharmaceutical company that specializes in developing safer, ... of Paul C. Anderson , Ph.D., to ... pharma industry veteran who brings significant drug discovery ... Anderson is a synthetic organic chemist by training ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... March 31, 2015  CVS Health (NYSE: ... new clinical affiliations with Rush University Medical Center ... Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona ... Connected Care. These affiliations will help enhance access ... Through these clinical affiliations, CVS Health will provide ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Halyard Health Signs First GPO Contracts As Independent Company 2Halyard Health Signs First GPO Contracts As Independent Company 3InMed Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Scientific Advisory Board 2InMed Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Scientific Advisory Board 3InMed Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Scientific Advisory Board 4CVS Health Announces New Clinical Affiliations with Leading Medical Centers in Arizona and Illinois 2CVS Health Announces New Clinical Affiliations with Leading Medical Centers in Arizona and Illinois 3
... BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 03, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... specialty pharmaceutical company,through its Pharmaceuticals Division, ... pharmacokinetic study of its investigational,abuse-deterrent, extended-release ... of the American Pain Society in ...
... 02, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Genelabs Technologies, Inc. announced ... the 20th International Conference on Antiviral,Research being ... hepatitis C virus (HCV) polymerase inhibitor,discovered by ... by Christopher D. Roberts,Ph.D., Director of Medicinal ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Alpharma Presents Positive Pharmacokinetic Study Results of Its,Investigational Abuse-Deterrent, Extended-Release Opioid 2Alpharma Presents Positive Pharmacokinetic Study Results of Its,Investigational Abuse-Deterrent, Extended-Release Opioid 3Alpharma Presents Positive Pharmacokinetic Study Results of Its,Investigational Abuse-Deterrent, Extended-Release Opioid 4Genelabs Technologies Announces Presentation of Data on,Non-Nucleoside HCV Polymerase Inhibitor at 20th International,Conference on Antiviral Research Meeting 2Genelabs Technologies Announces Presentation of Data on,Non-Nucleoside HCV Polymerase Inhibitor at 20th International,Conference on Antiviral Research Meeting 3
... your office efficiency by reducing errors and ... cardiology software solution, you can spend less ... practice and more time on your patient ... complete practice solution. With over 50,000 installations ...
... Greenways solution, called PrimeSuite, is ... that includes Integrated Practice Management, Electronic ... solutions. Created to meet the healthcare ... software, PrimeSuite is part of a ...
... Care Electronic Medical Record portion of PrimeSuite™. ... process and electronic patient record solution within ... both mobile and secure. Using a variety ... technology with a stylus device, physicians can ...
... of products offers complete electronic medical ... Intuition EMR enables physicians to create ... at the point of care, and ... on documentation and more time on ...
Medicine Products: