People with diabetes or heart disease are known to be more at risk from coronavirus, which is starting to spread rapidly in the UK and internationally. That is a concern for the 7.4 million Britons who have some form of cardiac or circulatory disease, which includes 4.8 million people with diabetes. The common risk factor […]
UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes and deliver necessary insulin dosage. The adhesive patch, about the size of a quarter, is simple to manufacture and intended to work for 24 hours before needing to be replaced. A […]
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When I diagnosed 10-year-old Katie with type 1 diabetes (T1D), I told her that her excess weight and diet were unrelated to her diagnosis. But a few months later, her school teacher singled her out for having diabetes in front of the entire class while declaring that the childhood obesity epidemic is out of control. […]
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks and destroys beta cells in the pancreas. Once the beta cells are destroyed, the pancreas can no longer produce insulin. Currently, there is no cure for T1D and treatment focuses on managing blood sugar levels. Researchers at MUSC, including […]
A drug used to treat breast cancer, neratinib, has the potential to halt the immune system from destroying beta cells in type 1 diabetes, according to German researchers. Neratinib was able to guard the beta cells, which produce insulin in the pancreas, from attack. The JDRF-funded study showed that the treatment enabled the beta cells […]
We wish everyone a happy World Diabetes Day. We wish we didn’t have to celebrate this, but since we are, let’s all have some cake, bolus a little and make the best of it! Here’s hoping to more accessible treatments, a cure, and most of all, GOOD HEALTH!
Three months from now, Allie Marotta will have her birthday. The Brooklyn, New York, resident has spent her summer applying for doctoral programs in theater. But pursuit of a PhD will not just represent a step forward in her career, it could throw her a lifeline. When Marotta turns 26 on December 10, she will […]
Credit: By LISA RATHKE Associated Press February 28, 2019 — 8:10pm MONTPELIER, Vt. — As Congress grills drug companies about the high cost of prescription medications, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow for the importation of low cost insulin from Canada and other countries for people with diabetes. […]
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