100 years of insulin: How immunotherapy could be future of diabetes treatment This year is the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. Before this discovery, diabetes was a fatal condition with a short lifespan for those with the condition. But in 1921, three scientists from the University of Toronto, Sir Frederick G Banting, Charles […]
Info – The History of a Wonderful Thing We Call Insulin
The History of a Wonderful Thing We Call Insulin Since the dawn of time, we have searched for ways to make life easier for us. The modern age has given us some amazing technological advances—what we would do without the internet, our iPhones or high-speed travel? For many people, surviving life without these things sounds […]
An Interview with Glance creator Ryan Mason!
For anyone who has a fitbit watch and wants to see their blood sugars on the face, there is an amazing watch face out there called ‘Glance‘. Here is an interview with the creator, Ryan! Thank you so much for doing this! Name: Ryan Mason Diabetaversary:March 7, 2007 Are you on an insulin pump? I […]
Hiatus & Happy Holidays
Sometime life throws curveballs at you…. this is one of those times. I have a bunch of stuff happening, so I will be taking a hiatus from this website. Please note that I will be back, I just don’t know when. I will still post on IG as much as I can. In the meantime, […]
Study finds young patients newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes still produce insulin with golimumab
A multi-center study led by a UB pediatric endocrinologist has found that a drug currently on the market for other autoimmune conditions can preserve the beta cells of children and young adults recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes for at least a year after diagnosis. The research, published Nov. 19 in The New England Journal […]
London research team is one step closer to possibly curing Type 1 diabetes
LONDON, ONT. — They’re called cell pouches; an innovative therapeutic device created by London research lab Sernova, for patients with Type 1 diabetes. “The cell pouch is a device that’s placed deep under the skin and smaller than a business card and can be inserted rapidly,” says Philip Toleikis, president and CEO of Sernova. “Over […]
Veteran overcomes Type 1 diabetes through the help of technology
DAVIS, W.Va. – Jason Syr, an army veteran, was diagnosed with what would usually be considered a career-ending disease while on deployment with his army regiment in Kenya, working alongside Kenyan Special Forces. That disease was Type 1 diabetes and at first, Syr couldn’t believe it because he was in great shape, ate well, and […]
‘Dear Dr. Banting,:’ Dozens of letters to be featured in exhibit marking World Diabetes Day
The historical site known as the birthplace of insulin is marking World Diabetes Day by launching a virtual exhibit showcasing some of the thousands of letters penned to Frederick Banting, the Canadian scientist who co-discovered the life-saving medication almost 100 years ago. The exhibit, called Dear Dr. Banting, was co-curated by Kat MacDonald, a Western University student […]
Happy Birthday to Us!
We kick off National Diabetes Awareness Month with our 2nd birthday! Happy Birthday to us! Let’s find a cure already!
Insulin-Producing Cells May Last Longer in People With Type 1 Diabetes
Key Takeaways Researchers have found that people with Type 1 diabetes may retain beta cells for much longer than previously thought. Healthcare experts say that the study’s findings do not necessarily mean that insulin treatment and beta cell replacement therapy are no longer needed. Researchers are seeking to develop a cure for Type 1 diabetes […]