Diabetes and Animal Insulin
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Mouse Study Eliminates Need for Insulin by Eliminating Glucagon
Linda von Wartburg |
Feb 16, 2011 |
Can't make insulin? That might not be a problem, according to Dr. Roger Unger, the lead researcher on a mouse study out of UT Southwestern Medical Center. As Dr. Unger stated in a press release, his findings "suggest that if there is no glucagon, it doesn't matter if you don't have insulin....In adulthood, at least with respect to glucose metabolism, the role of insulin is to control glucagon. And if you don't have glucagon, then you don't need insulin...If diabetes is defined as restoration of glucose homeostasis to normal, then this treatment can perhaps be considered very close to a ‘cure.' "
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The History of Human Insulin, Problems, and the Loss of Choice, 1980 to 1993
Various News Sources |
Jan 1, 2008 |
INDIANAPOLIS, July 21 - Eli Lilly and company today announced that it has begun limited testing in healthy human volunteers of biosynthetic human insulin produced by recombinant DNA technology. The company also announced that it has started construction of the world’s first manufacturing facilities—at a cost of $40 million—to employ recombinant DNA technology to produce the biosynthetic human insulin.
Insulin: A Voice for Choice
Dr. Arthur Teuscher |
Nov 23, 2007 |
Lilly Draws Wrath Over Discontinued Insulin
Jeff Swiatek |
Dec 1, 1999 |
A high school Spanish teacher in California, Linda Vernier relies on beef-pork insulin from Eli Lilly and Co. to stay healthy.
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British Insulin Maker Fights To Bring Animal Insulin to the United States
Sharon Kellaher |
Aug 1, 1999 |
Beef-pork insulin will soon disappear in the United States, leaving thousands of people with diabetes without the insulin they feel is essential to their lives. Ever since insulin manufacturers Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk announced that they would no longer sell beef-pork insulin, American activists have been fighting to import it from the United Kingdom and Brazil, where it is still made and widely available. The activists work on behalf of those who say that human insulin causes side effects in them, the most frequently reported being that they no longer get any physical warning when their blood sugars drop.
Parting Causes Great Sorrow - Beef-Pork Insulin Users Prepare to Switch
Robin Harrison |
Oct 1, 1998 |
Christine Klemp of West Bend, Wisconsin, received a shock when she opened her box of insulin on August 16. A message printed in red ink said, "This insulin will be discontinued. Contact your physician to change to another insulin." Klemp was horrified, because this particular insulin (Iletin I beef-pork) is the only insulin that works well for her. "My life is about to come to an end. I just could not believe this was happening."
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