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# insulin

This month
March 2023
# Diabetes
Biden praises US drug manufacturer for cutting insulin price by 70%
The announcement will be welcomed by over 37 million Americans, after manufacturers ratcheted up insulin prices in recent years.
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# Inis Mór
'World's first' use of drone technology to deliver insulin to island off Galway coast
The drone was successfully piloted to Inis Mór by researchers from NUI Galway.
# Cork
World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks
The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.
# 442 million
The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980
One in 11 people now have the condition, with obesity playing a large part in the rise of type-2 diagnoses.
# Diabetes
Mother: 'I would rather my daughter dies at home than give her insulin'
The High Court has ordered that a diabetic teenager be given insulin in spite of her mother’s stance.
# Diabetes
'I had to pin down my six-year-old daughter to inject her before she ate'
Controlling blood sugar levels is a daily challenge for the thousands of children living with diabetes in Ireland.
# vaseline
These world-changing discoveries were made by accident
That includes LSD…
# Diabetes
Insulin pump therapy for children put on hold for six months at Crumlin hospital
The absence of two nurses means another two have to be trained in on the treatment.
# Health
Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes
Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in the need for insulin injections.
# Type 2 Diabetes
Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?
A leading researcher believes that because ‘type 2 diabetes’ has various causes and treatments, the term is misleading.
# Diabetes
Radiotherapy may increase diabetes risk for some childhood cancer survivors
A new study shows that the tail of the pancreas is exposed to radiation, patients are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes later in life.
# Health
Ireland faces diabetes epidemic
Thousands of Irish people are suffering from undiagnosed diabetes, according to the results of a VHI Healthcare screening project.
# UK
British nurse remanded in custody over patient deaths
Rebecca Leighton is suspected of tampering with medical supplies after five patients at a Manchester hospital die from insulin poisoning.
# Manchester
Fifth person dies in Manchester hospital in connection with poisoned saline
A nurse is being questioned by police in connection with the deaths. With five now dead it’s feared that the toll will rise.
# Hospitals
Three die in hospital where drips were contaminated with insulin
Police in the northwest of England are searching for the person who tampered with the saline drips.
# Diabetes
Low-cal diet can 'defeat diabetes'
A short-term clinical trial funded by Diabetes UK showed that diabetes “can be reversed” using a low-calorie diet.
# Pregnancy
Artificial pancreas may help control Type 1 diabetes in pregnancy
Medical study suggests new advance to protect women with Type 1 diabetes – and their babies – who can be at risk because of the condition.