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…
An interesting take
Kirstie sent me this video tonight. It’s a really interesting take on T1d. Check it out here –> Ted’s Got Diabetes
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…
Happy 2019 World Diabetes Day – November 14th 2019
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!
News Type 1 diagnosis early in life linked to immune system gene changes
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes very early in life is linked with more changes to immune system genes than for people diagnosed with the condition later in life, according to new research. The research team were keen to study gene changes in a bid to understand more as to…
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…
From InsulinAndIron Don’t try and keep up with the Jones or anyone else. Be yourself, love and work to live not live to work.
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 ,…