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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Good News For Halle Berry And...Diabetics!!!

Good news for the world's most beautiful diabetic came yesterday as the FDA approved the first inhalable version of insulin. "Exubera," is the first new way of delivering insulin since the discovery of the hormone in the 1920s. Pfizer jointly developed the drug and dispenser with Sanofi-Aventis and Nektar Therapeutics. It should be available to patients by midyear.
Diabetics with either type of the disease could use the rapid-acting inhaled insulin before or after meals to manage their blood sugar levels. However, the drug would not replace the longer-acting insulin injections that some diabetics, particularly those with Type 1 diabetes, need to take in the morning or before bed.

It won't be cheap though. Injectable insulin costs between $1 and $1.50 daily whereas Exubera will cost between $4 and $5 daily. Just a little bit more than a Sundae at Breusters!!! If you want to learn more about Diabetes go to our podcast and listen to our last show with guest Phil Southerland, president of Team Type 1 Cycling. He is such an inspiration to diabetic and non-diabetics!!!


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