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According to the results of a recent study, the onset of type 2 diabetes may be more closely related to inflammation than previous research has suggested.
2 comments - Jan 22, 2014 -
A small hand slowly rises at the back of the room. "Yes, in the black shirt," I call out. I can't see the woman; she seems somehow shrunken into herself, a sweater pulled around her so tightly as if she's trying to escape into the fabric. Silence seems to pervade until a small sniffle echoes through the conference room, then suddenly, sobbing-the kind that breaks your heart just hearing it.
4 comments - Jan 21, 2014 -
A panel of medical experts has recommended that all women be tested for gestational diabetes at 24 weeks into a pregnancy.
0 comments - Jan 19, 2014 -
Internet search engine giant Google has announced that it developing a "smart contact lens" that uses an embedded chip and antenna to monitor blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
4 comments - Jan 18, 2014 -
DV-100, a drug designed to halt the body's autoimmune attack on pancreatic beta cells that leads to type 1 disease, has won orphan drug status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
4 comments - Jan 16, 2014 -
One of the scariest moments of my diabetes life, so far, happened recently. Just a few months ago, after an intense cardio workout, I experienced something terrifying. It was so scary, it left me shaking, sobbing, and curled up like a baby in my husband's arms.
3 comments - Jan 15, 2014 -
I recently interviewed Dr. Leana Wen, a Rhodes Scholar who is an attending physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is the co-author of "When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests," a text she wrote with Joshua Kosowsky, MD. The book arose from their frustration at the number of tests modern medicine seems to require, often with no useful results or help in arriving at a diagnosis.
5 comments - Jan 14, 2014 -
More than half of adults with type 2 diabetes who are at risk of vision loss from their condition have not been advised by their doctors of the danger.
0 comments - Jan 13, 2014 -
Living with type 1 diabetes means that you have a different relationship with food than other people. You live your life in between the demanding rituals that happen multiple times a day; before and after a meal or any type of snack.
1 comment - Jan 12, 2014 -
Two Asian companies--BioLineRx of Israel and JHL Biotech of Taiwan--have agreed to collaborate on the development and marketing of BL-9020, a monoclonal antibody that could become a significant means of treatment for early-stage type 1 diabetes.
2 comments - Jan 10, 2014 -
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