A Study On The Treatment For Diabetic Foot Ulcers
A study has found that the skin cells of a patient with diabetic foot ulcer can be reprogrammed during the early stages and can be used to stimulate the wound repair and for the treatment of chronic wounds.
The researchers are from the School of Dental Medicine (Tufts University) and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts, Boston. The lead author of the study was Dr. Jonathan Garlick Ph.D., D.D.S.
This study was published in the Cellular Reprogramming.
A previous study has indicated abnormal fibronectin protein in the patients of kidney diseases.
About The LibreLink App From Abbott
Abbott in a partnership agreement with AirStrip has unveiled the LibreLink mobile App. This App can access the blood glucose data of the FreeStyle Libre sensor in the Android Smartphones.
The App can display the present blood sugar (glucose) levels, history of eight-hour blood glucose levels and the trend of the current blood glucose levels.
A patient with diabetes can even add a comment or a note. The LibreLink App (CE Mark approved) can be download from Google Play.
Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)
Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) (also known as branched-chain ketoaciduria) is an inherited metabolic disorder affecting the branched-chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine. MSUD is one type of organic acidemia.
Sweet-smelling urine and ear wax are the symptoms of the disease.
An infant born with the disease will be healthy at birth but the health will quickly deteriorate and the infant may die within weeks.
One out of 180,000 babies is affected by this disease. Those diagnosed and treated early may lead a normal life but they must follow a calorie controlled diet.
Liver transplantation is the only option for the treatment of this disease.
The researchers from the Buck Institute have conducted a study on the effects of metformin on the skin cells of humans and mice models with MSUD.
The study shows that diabetes drug metformin can lower the toxic ketoisocaproic acid (KIC) associated with MSUD. The reduction in the levels is as follows.
Dr. Arvind Ramanathan, Ph.D., is the senior author of the study. The study was published in the Scientific Reports.
A Study On The Artificial Pancreas
With an artificial pancreas, a patient with diabetes can control blood sugar level in an easy and efficient way.
A study at the University Hospital of Montpellier, France on 21 people shows that the high blood sugar (glucose) levels in a patient can be controlled by wearing the artificial pancreas device for a month.
The artificial pancreas can measure the blood glucose levels with a sensor just underneath your skin. The other components are the algorithm software embedded in a Smartphone to automate the calculation of insulin requirement and an insulin pump to inject insulin.
The manufacturer is planning to start the marketing of the artificial pancreas device from 2017. The study was published in the journal Diabetes Care.
Isoprene Chemical Sniffer Dogs
There are reports that dogs are alerting their owners whenever their blood sugar (glucose) levels go low.
The researchers from the University of Cambridge believe that the naturally occurring chemicals in our breath will change when the blood sugar (glucose) levels in a person will drop to a low level (known as hypoglycemia).
In a preliminary study to find out unknown chemicals, researchers lowered blood sugar levels in eight women patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) under controlled conditions and checked the chemical signatures with mass spectrometry.
The researchers have found that the level of the isoprene chemical has increased significantly during hypoglycemia.
Isoprene is a natural chemical in our breath but we know nothing about it and why it's level increases when the blood sugar (glucose) level reaches a low level.
The researchers say that the dogs can be trained to sense the smell of isoprene chemical and alert their owners about dangerously low blood sugar (glucose) levels.
Now, the researchers are trying to develop a sensor to sense the elevated level of isoprene in a patient during the hypoglycemia and alert the patient.
This study was published in the journal Diabetes Care.
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