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September 21, 2004 | Denise Gellene
Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. of San Diego said it had submitted new information to the Food and Drug Administration about Symlin in its 17-year quest to market the experimental injectable drug for diabetes. The FDA told Amylin in January that it was concerned about hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, which can lead to nausea, confusion and brain injury.
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SCIENCE
June 10, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
For older patients with Type 2 diabetes, an aggressive focus on keeping high blood sugar down increases the risk of driving blood sugar too low--and with that, boosting the likelihood of developing dementia, says a new study. As if that weren't bad enough, the new research finds that dementia, in turn, increases the risk of hypoglycemic episodes. The potential result, write a pair of experts publishing in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, is "a vicious cycle of adverse events. " The latest research is likely to reignite a long-simmering debate over how tightly to control blood-sugar levels in those with Type 2 diabetes.
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September 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Diabetics who take human insulin produced by genetic engineering techniques are no more prone to dangerous side effects than if they take insulin derived from animals, a team of British physicians reported last week in the Lancet. The study is the first to test the two types of insulin on patients who specifically complained of problems when switched from animal to bioengineered drugs.
HEALTH
July 28, 2008 | Laura Silverman, Special to The Times
QUOTES from my various doctors in the week after another of a series of undiagnosed fainting spells: "There's nothing wrong with you. " "You have hypoglycemia. " "You don't have hypoglycemia. " "Yes, you do have hypoglycemia. See a nutritionist. " "You don't have hypoglycemia. A nutritionist is not necessary. " "Your blood sugar registers on the low end of normal. The test is not always accurate. You may have hypoglycemia. " "Carry candy or juice; eat it when you feel something abnormal.
SCIENCE
June 10, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
For older patients with Type 2 diabetes, an aggressive focus on keeping high blood sugar down increases the risk of driving blood sugar too low--and with that, boosting the likelihood of developing dementia, says a new study. As if that weren't bad enough, the new research finds that dementia, in turn, increases the risk of hypoglycemic episodes. The potential result, write a pair of experts publishing in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, is "a vicious cycle of adverse events. " The latest research is likely to reignite a long-simmering debate over how tightly to control blood-sugar levels in those with Type 2 diabetes.
HEALTH
July 28, 2008 | Laura Silverman, Special to The Times
QUOTES from my various doctors in the week after another of a series of undiagnosed fainting spells: "There's nothing wrong with you. " "You have hypoglycemia. " "You don't have hypoglycemia. " "Yes, you do have hypoglycemia. See a nutritionist. " "You don't have hypoglycemia. A nutritionist is not necessary. " "Your blood sugar registers on the low end of normal. The test is not always accurate. You may have hypoglycemia. " "Carry candy or juice; eat it when you feel something abnormal.
FOOD
June 4, 1997 | CHARLES PERRY
Samuel Johnson famously said, "He was a brave man that first ate an oyster." But what about the people who first ate jengkol beans and bongkrek--and then kept on eating them? Either jengkol and bongkrek are incredibly tasty or the people were incredibly hungry. Jengkol beans, considered a delicacy on Java, have to be soaked and fermented before you can eat them. In the process, they develop a sulfurous aroma which becomes part of the body odor of the happy eater.
HEALTH
May 2, 2005 | Elena Conis
Banaba is the Tagalog name for the tree dubbed "pride of India" (more scientifically known as Lagerstroemia speciosa). The purple-flowered tree grows in tropical parts of the Americas, India and the Philippines, where it's used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes. The tree's glossy leaves contain high levels of colosolic acid, a plant chemical that reputedly lowers blood sugar levels.
SPORTS
October 24, 1989
Virgil Hill, recovered from hypoglycemia, will defend his World Boxing Assn. light-heavyweight title tonight in Bismark, N.D., against James Kinchen.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2004 | Denise Gellene
Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. of San Diego said it had submitted new information to the Food and Drug Administration about Symlin in its 17-year quest to market the experimental injectable drug for diabetes. The FDA told Amylin in January that it was concerned about hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, which can lead to nausea, confusion and brain injury.
FOOD
June 4, 1997 | CHARLES PERRY
Samuel Johnson famously said, "He was a brave man that first ate an oyster." But what about the people who first ate jengkol beans and bongkrek--and then kept on eating them? Either jengkol and bongkrek are incredibly tasty or the people were incredibly hungry. Jengkol beans, considered a delicacy on Java, have to be soaked and fermented before you can eat them. In the process, they develop a sulfurous aroma which becomes part of the body odor of the happy eater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Diabetics who take human insulin produced by genetic engineering techniques are no more prone to dangerous side effects than if they take insulin derived from animals, a team of British physicians reported last week in the Lancet. The study is the first to test the two types of insulin on patients who specifically complained of problems when switched from animal to bioengineered drugs.
SPORTS
July 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
South African D.J. Bosse, fighting back from a yearlong bout with hypoglycemia, defeated Sweden's Peter Lundgren, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, in a first-round match of the $250,000 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships at Brookline, Mass.
NEWS
October 8, 1991 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
For those with low blood-sugar problems, there's a new spin on an old remedy. Insta-Glucose--sugar-to-go in a tube--will be marketed as a three-pack to drugstores. Each tube will retail for about $3, says a spokesperson for manufacturer ICN Pharmaceuticals. The three-pack is designed for convenience, she says. "Patients with diabetes should always be prepared to treat hypoglycemia," says Dr. Jay S. Skyler, president of the American Diabetes Assn.
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