IMPROVED DATA UPLOADER
The NHS has trialled a small-scale pilot
of Dr Jen Nash's Eating Blueprint online
programme for people with Type 2
diabetes. The Eating Blueprint is a 12-
week programme that equips users with
psychological tools to change their eating
habits and reach their weight management
goals. There was an average weight
loss of 5kg and an HbA1c reduction for
people using the programme over a sixmonth period. Some participants were
able to stop taking their Type 2 diabetes
medication. If you are worried your weight
and would like to join the programme
membership is currently available for just
£7 per week (you can cancel at any time)
Gut bacteria may to blame for anxiety,
depression in obesity? Obesity brought on
by a high-fat diet might be accompanied
by changes in gut bacteria that alter brain
chemistry in such a way as to promote
anxiety and depression, says a report
in MedicalNewsToday. This was the
conclusion that researchers from the
Joslin Diabetes Centre of Harvard Medical
School in Boston, MA, and colleagues
came to after studying the link between
gut microbes and brain function in mice
with diet-induced obesity. They reported
their findings in a paper that published in
the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
In the paper, they note how giving
the animals antibiotics - which changed
the composition of their gut bacteria -
reduced inflammation, improved 'insulin
signaling in the brain,' and reduced 'signs
of anxiety and depression.'
"What this study says," says senior
study author C. Ronald Kahn, who works
with Harvard University and the Joslin
Diabetes Centre, "Is that many things in
your diet might affect the way your brain
functions, but one of those things is the
way diet changes the gut bacteria or
Medtronic CareLink Personal has
been revamped with a new uploader,
the result being that Java is no longer
required, making uploads much easier.
For the simplified uploading of Medtronic
supported insulin pumps and CGM to
CareLink Personal requires a one-time
installation on each computer you wish to
use. Once installed, return to the CareLink
Personal homepage ready to upload your
pump or meter and re-register them using
their serial numbers.
An uploader installation guide, plus a
guide on how to upload your pump with
the new uploader, can be found in a FAQ
document in PDF format (click the image
to the right to download the Medtronic
CareLink Personal Upload Install+Guide).
There are also videos for further
assistance. To see how to install the
uploader, click HERE. To see how to
upload to CareLink, click HERE.
For more information on Carelink
Personal, click HERE.
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The European Medicines Agency
(EMA) has accepted for review Sanofi's
regulatory submission for sotagliflozin. If
approved, the oral treatment would be
used as an addition to insulin therapy to
improve blood sugar control in adults with
Type 1 Diabetes. Developed in partnership
with Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, the drug is
an investigational dual inhibitor of SGLT-1
and SGLT-2, proteins that influence
how the intestines and kidneys process
glucose. Jorge Insuasty, Senior-Vice
President, Global Head of Development,
Sanofi says, "Despite recent advances,
there is a need for therapies to be used
in addition to insulin to help people with
Type 1 diabetes better control their blood
sugar. Sotagliflozin is the first SGLT-1/2
dual inhibitor to be accepted for regulatory
review in Europe."