Cannabis tied to serious complications in type 1 diabetes

(Reuters Health) – People with type 1 diabetes may be more than twice as likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use cannabis somewhat regularly than when they avoid the drug or rarely indulge, a study suggests. Researchers surveyed 932 adults with type 1 diabetes about alcohol, smoking and substance use. They assigned each […]


Glucose monitoring technology ‘life or death’ for type 1 diabetes

Like every other kid nowadays, Ava Everson loves her gadgets. But not for their entertainment value. To the eight-year-old Niagara Falls girl, the gadgets she wears and holds can be life-saving technology. Ava has type 1 diabetes, a chronic, dangerous disease that can cause wild swings in blood glucose levels that require constant vigilance for […]


Researchers reveal mechanisms that lead to onset of Type 1 diabetes

Researchers Lorenzo Pasquali and Mireia Ramos-Rodríguez have published recently in Nature Genetics the results of a study on the mechanisms that cause an inflammatory response to trigger pancreatic beta-cell death, leading to the onset of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). L. Pasquali is a Ramon y Cajal researcher at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), […]

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Insulin pumps linked to more reports of injury and death than any other medical device, records show

“What’s your birth date?” “November … November … 27… November 27, 1963,” says Christine Landry, her voice fading over the phone. The 49-year-old registered nurse from Cornwall, Ont., sounds tired and confused. It’s the night of July 22, 2012, and Landry called a 24-hour helpline run by Medtronic, the company that manufactured her insulin infusion […]