This is a follow up to the post on insulin infusion pumps failing. A medical device alert has been issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) relating to the Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump. Further information can be viewed over on the Diabetes UK website.
The results of a study published in the American Journal of Medicine suggest there is an association between aspirin use and a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. “Analytic studies on aspirin or non-aspirin nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the risk of diabetes” outside of clinical trials are limited, write Dr. Yasuaki Hayashino, of […]
A handful of people with type 1 diabetes have been able to survive without insulin shots for more than two-and-a-half years, on average, after having their own blood stem cells removed and reimplanted through intravenous injection, U.S. and Brazilian researchers reported Tuesday. (more…)
A medical device alert has been issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) relating to the Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump. People using the Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump, up to serial number 10006093, may experience a failure of the device ‘up’ and/or ‘down’ buttons. These buttons are necessary to adjust the dosage of […]