Type 1 diabetes not due to genetics only but environment also: Lancet

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, immune-mediated disease characterised by the destruction of insulin-producing cells. Standardised registry data show that type 1 diabetes incidence has increased 3–4% over the past three decades, supporting the role of environmental factors.Scientists and researchers have struggled to identify a direct cause. Many have questioned if changes in the environment […]


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 […]


Bill would allow lower priced insulin to be imported

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. […]

Life Hacks

Baby Oil Life Hack

From Type2Chic Using Baby oil for all my adhesive removals! The oil can be distributed by a q- tip or cotton ball, to wipe around the adhesive before a bath / shower, it also works for hospital tape adhesive left on the skin from iv s and lab work , simply apply before bath or […]