Much-Hyped Renal Denervation Devices Could Help Diabetics, Too

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"Renal denervation devices, designed to treat hypertension, are already tabbed for big sales in that sphere--$2.8 billion by 2020, analysts say. Now, new research suggests the nerve-deadening procedure could benefit diabetics, an even larger patient population."

Fierce Medical Devices, Damian Garde

Renal denervation devices, designed to treat hypertension, are already tabbed for big sales in that sphere--$2.8 billion by 2020, analysts say. Now, new research suggests the nerve-deadening procedure could benefit diabetics, an even larger patient population.

As MedPage Today reports, scientists at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting in Berlin said renal denervation has shown promise to improve insulin and glucose levels in diabetics in small, early trials. The treatment also reduced levels in C-peptide, a marker of beta-cell function, according to Felix Mahfoud of Saarland University in Germany. . .View Full Article

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