One-quarter of patients with diabetes report using less insulin due to high costs
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  December 14, 2018  
  Endocrinology  
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 One-quarter of patients with diabetes report using less insulin due to high costsOne-quarter of patients with diabetes report using less insulin due to high costs
 
For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States.
 
   Scientists support original theory about pancreas regenerationScientists support original theory about pancreas regeneration
 
A contentious debate among diabetes researchers has surrounded the regeneration of pancreatic insulin-producing cells: not if these cells regenerate, but rather how.
 
   Elevated hormone flags liver disease in mice with serious genomic disorderElevated hormone flags liver disease in mice with serious genomic disorder
 
Researchers have discovered that a hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), is extremely elevated in mice with liver disease that mimics the same condition in patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), a serious genomic disorder.
 
 Surgical menopause leads to more disrupted sleep than natural menopause
 
Surgical menopause leads to more disrupted sleep than natural menopauseWith insomnia being a common symptom of menopause, research has shown that women who undergo surgical menopause are at an increased risk of insomnia compared with women who go through it naturally.
 
 
 Study assesses safety and efficacy of new treatment for pancreatic cancer
 
Study assesses safety and efficacy of new treatment for pancreatic cancerGemcitabine given in combination with nab-paclitaxel is the standard of care for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. This practice, however, rests on data obtained from several recent clinical trials enrolling patients with pancreatic cancer who skewed younger and in better overall condition than most.
 
 
 Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity
 
Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivityResearchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have identified a connection between overweight and obese teens' sleep health and their insulin sensitivity.
 
 
 Brazilian professors propose guidelines for therapeutic use of melatonin
 
Brazilian professors propose guidelines for therapeutic use of melatoninSixty years after melatonin was isolated and with more than 23,000 published studies showing the many functions of this hormone secreted by the pineal gland, guidelines should be discussed and established for its therapeutic use.