New Omnipod pod

NEWS

“hANDShAkE” To rEPlACE iNjECTioNS

australian scientists have discovered a very unusual way, with both insulin and

how insulin is taken up by cells, its receptor rearranging themselves as they

potentially opening the way for new interact.

drugs for diabetes patients that can “a piece of insulin folds out and key

be administered without injection. the pieces within the receptor move to engage

team, whose findings appeared in the the insulin hormone,” Lawrence said in a

journal nature, solved the puzzle of how statement. “You might call it a ‘molecular

the hormone insulin binds to its receptor handshake’.”

in cells, a process necessary for cells insulin controls the levels of glucose,

to take up sugar from the blood and or sugar, in the blood, a mechanism that

essential for treating diabetes. breaks down in people with diabetes.

“all of that (previous) work has taken understanding the insulin binding process

place without a detailed picture of how could lead to new ways to deliver insulin

insulin actually interacts with the cell and other than by injection, or the development

tells that cell to take up glucose from of more effective and longer-lasting insulin

the blood,” says leading scientist Mike products, Lawrence said. “this structure is

Lawrence, at australia’s Walter and eliza going to be a reference point for all future

Hall institute in Melbourne, “What we’ve design of insulin,” he said. “they (drug

done is provide that picture,” he said makers) are going to use that information...

of the three-dimensional view of insulin for the next generation of insulin delivery

bound to its receptor. researchers devices, etc.” Originally reported by Maggie Lu Yueyang

found that insulin engages its receptor in for Reuters.

DiAbETES APP SmAllEr, SlEEkEr, NEATEr

ChAllENgE Ypsomed’s Omnipod was the first ‘patch’

pump in the uk. a patch pump has no tubing

The Diabetes App Challenge is 1 year connecting the handheld device to the pump

pilot project is exploring how apps -- instructions are sent wirelessly to the pump

might help prepare young people for which is actually on the body, in this case in the

their diabetes clinic appointments. It is shape of a small pod that contains an insulin

run by Plymouth University, Peninsula reservoir.

College of Medicine & Dentistry and the latest innovation to this futuristic device

is funded by Diabetes UK. If you’re is a smaller pod, making for a less noticable

aged 16-25, have T1 diabetes, live in device being attached to the body. Putting the

the UK and have a clinic appointment pod on is automated and virtually pain-free.

before the end of Feb 2013, then you the pod is waterproof and the handheld unit

are invited to try out and review one of (or PDM -- your personnal diabetes manager)

the six apps that were designed and doubles up as a blood test meter. the large

created by other young people with screen displays test results, bolus and basal

diabetes. You’ll get a £20 Amazon histories and displays information in graphs, if

voucher for participating. you prefer that method of analysis.

www.diabetesappchallenge.org.uk www.mylife-diabetescare.co.uk

Index

  1. Desang Diabetes magazine
  2. OneTouch Verio iQ blood test meter
  3. diabetes information
  4. diabetes news
  5. New Omnipod pod
  6. Diabetes diet
  7. Insulin patch pump, Omnipod
  8. blood testing, insulin doses, carb-counting
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