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Readers occasionally ask us for advice about drugs they are taking. When they do, we refer their questions to a medical professional. In the question below, a Florida reader expresses concerns about the interaction of her diabetes drug with the medicines she takes for asthma.
0 comments - Mar 29, 2012 -
Does asthma boost your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease? A new review of years of medical records suggests that it does. Minnesota's Mayo clinic conducted the study, which looked at heaps of medical records from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. The link was straightforward. People with asthma were more likely to have both diabetes and heart disease than people without the breathing condition.
2 comments - May 22, 2011 -
Exubera, the inhalable insulin, has been, to speak bluntly, a real bomb. Pretty much the entire diabetic population can say with honesty that they never inhaled.
8 comments - Oct 31, 2007 -
If you have ever dreamed of taking your insulin without needles, your dream came true on January 27, 2006. That was when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Exubera (insulin of human [rDNA origin]) Inhalation Powder for treatment of adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
0 comments - Apr 1, 2006 - Not Yet Rated
Holy basil, or Ocimum sanctum, is an herb native to India and is regarded as one of the most important plants used in Ayurvedic medicine.
0 comments - Sep 1, 2005 -
In a small study conducted by researchers in the Netherlands, a drug normally used to treat asthma and bronchitis helped to improve awareness of hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes. Hypoglycemia unawareness can be a dangerous condition—a person with diabetes who cannot detect an episode of low blood glucose cannot take quick action to correct it.
0 comments - Jun 1, 2002 - Not Yet Rated
Research presented September 10 at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes suggests that people with diabetes who have asthma absorb less insulin than non-asthmatic people with diabetes when the drug is inhaled rather than injected.
0 comments - Nov 1, 2001 - Not Yet Rated
It's that time of year again—the cold and flu season—when millions of people run to their medicine cabinets for relief.
1 comment - Oct 1, 2001 - Not Yet Rated
Researchers in Norway found that people with type 1 diabetes may have increased chances of developing asthma, as stated in the February 24 issue of The Lancet.
0 comments - May 1, 2001 - Not Yet Rated
On May 10, Generex Biotechnology Corp. of Toronto announced it has commenced long-term, phase II clinical trials of its oral insulin. The trials will be conducted in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
0 comments - Jan 7, 2000 - Not Yet Rated
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