How to Avoid Overcorrecting for a Low


Everyone with Type 1 diabetes at one time or another has had a bad low, the kind when all you want to do is eat everything in sight. There’s no reasoning with yourself – it’s as if someone has hijacked your self-control.

Drug Duo Might Reduce Risk Of Death In Type 2 Diabetics


Type 2 diabetic patients who took both insulin and metformin showed a reduced risk of death and cardiac events compared with people treated with insulin alone, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Cardiff University.

Getting to Glucose Responsive Insulin – How “Smart” Will It Be?


The long-term, “best case scenario” idea of the “perfect” smart insulin is very compelling for people with diabetes on insulin: one injection per day, blood sugar levels that stay in zone without hypoglycemia, no more carb counting, no more guessing what dose is correct, no more feeling frightened, and a much safer and less stressful […]

Junk Food Causes Similar Damage To Kidneys As Type 2 Diabetes


Consuming junk food can cause high blood sugar levels and the same amount of harm to the kidneys as type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in Experimental Physiology.

Life Expectancy Increases for People with Type 1

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A new study on life expectancy and Type 1 diabetes has brought results that can be seen as glass half-empty or glass half-full. The bad news is that life expectancy for people with Type 1 is still shorter than that of the average population; the good news is that people with Type 1 are living […]

Can a Low-Calorie Diet Reverse TII Diabetes?


In this small study of 30 people with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that eight weeks on a very low calorie diet of around 600 to 700 calories a day, followed by a less radical six-month weight control diet, led to significant improvement in blood glucose levels in 12 people.

Staying Up Late Can Increase Insulin Resistance


For the study, researchers wanted to know if there was a correlation between variability of bedtime and risk of insulin resistance. To test this, they tracked the sleep patterns and blood sugar levels of 370 middle-aged women.

Type 2 Diabetes Might Damage Auditory System


There could be a link between type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment, which makes hearing tests a critical part of managing the disease, according to a study published in Current Diabetes Reports.

Testing Metformin to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes


Last November, JDRF officials announced that researchers had found biological markers for Type 1 diabetes long before symptoms appeared in children. Now another group of researchers hope to see if they can prevent Type 1 before children become symptomatic, and to do it they are planning to use a classic tool in diabetes management – […]

The healthiest ways to cook veggies and boost nutrition


Whether you love vegetables or not, there’s one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.

9 Things We Learned About Afrezza’s Future


It was supposed to be a great marriage of a new product and deep pockets. In 2014, the pharmaceutical giant Sanofi agreed to market Afrezza, an inhalable insulin created by Mannkind Corporation. It didn’t work out that way.

Metformin is Safe for Over 1 Million More People with Type 2 Diabetes


The FDA recently released a Drug Safety Communication announcing revisions to metformin’s label to expand use in people with type 2 diabetes and mild to moderate kidney (renal) impairment. Previously, the FDA advised against using metformin (Glucophage, Glumetza, Riomet, and Fortamet) in this group.

Bigfoot’s Artificial Pancreas Could Hit the Market by 2018


There are several companies and groups of researchers racing to bring an artificial pancreas to market, be it one that automates insulin delivery or one that does this and provides glucagon, as well. One of the more intriguing entrants into this race is Bigfoot Biomedical, which grew out of a DIY artificial pancreas project created […]

Documenting ViaCyte’s Stem Cell Diabetes Trial


ViaCyte, a leader in stem cell therapies for diabetes, is conducting this first human trial of its kind. And a husband/wife team is producing the first documentary of its kind. They are filming the trial results as they occur.

Study Highlights Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis After Bariatric Surgery

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People with Type 1 are not immune from obesity, and some turn to bariatric surgery. However, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that 25 percent of those with Type 1 who received this surgery suffered from moderate to severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) afterwards.

5 Tips to Combat the Stress of High Blood Sugar


Top 5 tips to combat the mental stress that can accompany high blood sugars.

Wired – TII Diabetes Drug That Also Treats Obesity Could Make Billions


Earlier this month, at the Endocrine Society’s annual conference in Boston, Danish pharma Novo Nordisk presented three years of data showing that their diabetes drug liraglutide helped obese and prediabetic patients lose weight without undue risk. Which is big, for a drug that’s been flagged for causing cancer.

Testosterone Treatment May Help Dieting Men Lose Fat, Fight Diabetes


According to the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, 40 percent of men struggling with obesity have low testosterone. Researchers now believe that adding testosterone treatments to a dieting plan could increase fat reduction.

4 Tips for Diabetic Foot Management


Podiatrists and vascular experts recently developed new diabetic foot management guidelines, according to a Medscape report. Recommendations focus on preventing and relieving major foot issues that can come with diabetes. Here are some highlights of what they recommended.

Electrical Current May Ease Neuropathy Pain


One of the first devices to hit the market is Sensus, by NeuroMetrix. Available by prescription, it relies on external electrical stimulation of nerves and nerve pathways to lessen and control DPN pain in the feet and legs. The device is designed to wrap around the calf under your clothes, and is secured by a […]

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