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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Summer is Coming Up: 5 Outdoor Activities Every T1D Person Can Participate In

The weather is warming up and sunny days are becoming more plentiful. Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature and breathe in the fresh air. Living with type 1 diabetes doesn’t have to hold you back from making the most of summer activities and staying active. As long as you know […]

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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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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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Living with Diabetes: Healthy Eating and Exercise

One of the biggest challenges many people face in living with diabetes is diet. You must always be vigilant about what you eat, when you eat, and how it will affect your blood-glucose level. Understanding carb counting and ensuring you balance your meals with protein and healthy fat as well is essential.  The more familiar […]

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Diabetes Research Connection 2016 Year in Review

This past year has been a big one for us at Diabetes Research Connection. Our donors have stepped up to the plate and helped us fund research towards treating, curing and preventing type 1 diabetes. In fact, in 2016 we were able to raise more than $490,000 thanks to the support of our donors. We’re […]

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Meet the DRC Board: Alberto Hayek, M.D.

At the Diabetes Research Connection, our passion is working together with the scientific community to find a way to treat, cure and prevent type 1 diabetes, and our board is dedicated to helping achieve our vision. 2016 has been a monumental year for us, as we’ve raised more money than ever before for early-career scientists’ […]

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How to Honor National Diabetes Month

Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans and is the 7th leading cause of death in the US today. While Diabetes Research Connection fights to find a cure for type 1 diabetes every month, we give an extra push during the month of November for National Diabetes Month. There are many ways you can contribute […]

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Support a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes on Gladitood

Millions of children and adults struggle with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Throughout the month of October, we’ll be raising money to help find a cure on Gladitood, a crowdfunding platform that helps nonprofits raise funds for important causes. This is an exciting opportunity but we need your help Consider Autumn, a woman in her mid-20s […]

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