First Person with Type 1 Diabetes Receives Experimental Encapsulated Cell Therapy

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JDRF announced that JDRF-funded partner, ViaCyte, Inc. has for the first time ever implanted a person with type 1 diabetes with an experimental encapsulated cell therapy product candidate, called VC-01, which is being developed for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. This individual, and others to follow, is participating in a trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the VC-01 product candidate, a potential replacement source of insulin-producing cells. Read more

DiabetesSisters To Host LA Conference

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On October 24-25th, 2014, hundreds of women with diabetes and their loved ones will descend upon the Embassy Suites LAX North for DiabetesSisters’ power-packed weekend conference. This will be the eighth Conference hosted by DiabetesSisters and the first time it will convene in the Los Angeles, CA area. Read more

Novo Nordisk’s Type 2 Diabetes Drug Xultophy Approved in the EU

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Novo Nordisk has been granted marketing authorization by the European Commission for a new injectable, Xultophy, for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes in adults.
Xultophy is the brand name for IDegLira, the first once-daily single injection combination of insulin degludec (Tresiba) and liraglutide (Victoza). Read more

Novo Nordisk’s Ryzodeg Does The Job With Fewer Injections

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Data presented today at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) show that Ryzodeg (insulin degludec/insulin aspart) administered twice daily, provides successful glycaemic control with fewer injections than a basal-bolus regimen for type 2 diabetes patients.
Ryzodeg is a combination of two distinct insulin analogues , insulin degludec (Tresiba) and insulin aspart (Novolog) in the ratio of 70% and 30%, making it the first combination of a basal insulin with an ultra-long duration of action and a well-established mealtime insulin in one pen for people with type 2 diabetes. Read more

JDRF and Tidepool Partner to Bring Data to an Open Source Platform for People with Type 1 Diabetes

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JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and Tidepool, a Silicon Valley-based non-profit organization committed to reducing the burden of T1D, announced a partnership supported by JDRF funding for data access technology for people with T1D who use insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) through a device agnostic cloud platform. Read more

Novo Nordisk’s Tresiba Safe for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

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Today, at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Novo Nordisk announced new data from the BEGIN® YOUNG 1 trial. The study investigates once-daily Tresiba (insulin degludec) versus basal insulin Levemir (detemir), both in combination with bolus insulin Novolog (aspart) in a 52-week trial in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. This trial is the first to look into the long-term safety of Tresiba in children and adolescents (from age 1 to less than 18 years) and the results show that Tresiba in combination with Novolog (Novorapid) effectively improved long-term glycemic control.
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