Examining Potential Complications for Type 1 Diabetes

Effective management of blood glucose levels is essential for people with type 1 diabetes. Should blood sugar become too high or too low, it can have dangerous results. Every person’s situation is different.  Some people can use oral agents to control their diabetes, some use injections, and still others have insulin pumps. It is all […]

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Could a New Pill Simulate the Effects of Exercise in People with Diabetes?

Staying physically active is essential for good health, especially for those with diabetes. Exercise increases insulin sensitivity and can improve heart health. However, those with diabetes must carefully monitor their body’s response to exercise and how it affects their blood sugar. Sometimes maintaining regular physical activity can be difficult – even more so if there […]

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Technology of the Future: Using Smartphones to Manage Diabetes

Technology has made leaps and bounds over the years, impacting practically every facet of our lives. Previous limitations are constantly being tested and pushed, and healthcare is no exception. While blood glucose monitoring devices and insulin pumps already exist, technology is taking these processes a step further. A research team led by Jiawei Shao has […]

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Could Bacteria in the Body Lead to a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes?

For decades, researchers have been searching for a cure for type 1 diabetes. They have refined their understanding of its cause and continue to learn more each day. One would think that this would make finding a cure easier, but it’s not that simple. While scientists have developed complex solutions that mimic the body’s ability […]

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Medication Approved to Treat All Forms of Diabetic Retinopathy

One of the risks associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. This condition affects approximately 7.7 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness in adults with diabetes between the ages of 20 and 74. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar damages blood vessels in the retina. It can impact individuals in a variety […]

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Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes Increase Among Youth

Diabetes affects an estimated 29.1 million Americans, including around 208,000 youth under age 20. This includes both diagnosed and undiagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes. And unfortunately, these rates appear to be on the rise according to a new study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes […]

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Are Contact Lenses the Next Breakthrough in Blood Glucose Monitoring?

If you have diabetes or know someone who does, you know that monitoring blood glucose levels is essential to good health. Through these readings, individuals can track whether their blood sugar is too high, too low, or just right. However, current methods include finger pricks to test blood or the insertion of tiny electrodes under […]

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Researchers Explore Link Between Gut Bacteria and Type 1 Diabetes

The number of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) continues to increase. Researchers estimate that by 2050, this number may reach 5 million. Ongoing efforts to prevent, treat, and cure type 1 diabetes aim to reduce the impact. One area that researchers are delving into is the study of gut bacteria. When an individual […]

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Medicare to Reimburse for Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Frequent blood glucose testing can be expensive, especially for individuals who must intensively manage their insulin and adjust dosages. The cost of supplies can add up, but they are a necessity for good health. Some individuals may soon see some relief as Medicare recently agreed to cover therapeutic continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems and provide […]

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New Drug May Help Slow Progression of Type 1 Diabetes

A major challenge with type 1 diabetes is that not only does the body lose its ability to produce insulin, the immune system also produces antibodies against the proteins in these insulin-producing beta cells. However, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have made an exciting discovery that may prove beneficial to some individuals with type […]

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