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10p diabetes drug could treat breast cancer patients

10p diabetes drug could treat breast cancer patients

A 10p-a-day diabetes drug could be used to treat breast cancer sufferers, it is claimed.

 
 
Health Correspondent 7:00AM BST 15 Apr 2011 Scientists have developed a new test that identifies patients who could benefit from the cheap treatment.

They found that the people whose cancer cells “fed” off high-energy compounds were more likely to see their tumours spread or to die.

This meant they could be helped by being given the diabetes drug, metformin, which stops the “fuel supply” for aggressive cancer cells.

Charter Promotes Rights Of People With Diabetes

Charter Promotes Rights Of People With Diabetes

Main Category: Diabetes
Article Date: 12 Apr 2011

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today launched the first ever Charter setting out the fundamental rights of more than 300 million people living with diabetes.

The landmark document places the rights of people with diabetes, their parents and carers into three focus areas; the rights to care; information and education and social justice, whilst at the same time acknowledging the responsibilities held by people with diabetes.

Diabetics could be spared pain of daily jab

Diabetics could be spared pain of daily jab

 

Daily injections of insulin for diabetics could soon be replaced by jabs needed only three times a week.

A longer-acting form of insulin, called degludec, works as well as once-a-day medication for patients with type 2 diabetes, a study found.

One in three patients with type 2 currently has to inject insulin at least once a day

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