Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Cooperation between brain and islet in glucose homeostasis and diabetes

Here we present evidence of a brain-centred glucoregulatory system (BCGS) that can lower blood glucose levels via both insulin-dependent and -independent mechanisms, and propose a model in which complex and highly coordinated interactions between the BCGS and pancreatic islets promote normal glucose homeostasis (Nature)

Does a patient-managed insulin intensification strategy with insulin glargine and insulin glulisine provide similar glycemic control as a physician-managed strategy? 

In patients with type 2 diabetes on stable doses of basal insulin glargine who require bolus insulin, a simple bolus insulin patient-driven titration algorithm is as effective as a physician-driven algorithm (Diabetes Care)

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