After 50 years, type 1 Suzi Vietti Has Mastered Her Disease

One thing most people know about 63-year-old Suzi Vietti is never to say “never” to her. It might be one of her most detested words; given the number of times she has heard it. As a teenager, Suzi was required to test her glucose levels by dipping yellow paper strips in her urine, and then comparing her results to the colors on the chart. Learning

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Mixed Martial Arts Reveals Hidden Strengths

Rob Cooper isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. After the Illinois native’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 14, the teen who never really thought of himself as an athlete began mixed martial arts training, a rigorous physical workout that merges mind and body while pushing participants to their limits. “I wanted to know how to defend myself,” said Cooper, who was 17

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Bollywood Dancing- An Effective Weapon Against Type 2 Diabetes

CURE-D is the first Bollywood dance research and intervention study designed for South Asian immigrants in the United States. Success with Zumba and Latin hip-hop to manage diabetes in other populations contributed to this study. It’s a culturally meaningful dance, and an effective weapon against Type 2 diabetes says, Dr. Latha Palaniappan, medical director of clinical research at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. 24-year-old Natesan, a

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Alzheimer’s New Name: Type 3 Diabetes

When news about a startling new insight into the cause of Alzheimer’s disease first emerged in 2005, it was highly speculative. But now the evidence for it has become very strong: Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetes, and the name being given to it is type 3. In Alzheimer’s, proteins called beta amyloid plaques begin replacing normal brain cells, eventually leading to the classic symptoms

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Carrying a Pancreas Outside My Body

One of the pluses of having a working pancreas is that you do not often lose it. The organ just comes along for the ride, as it were, safe inside your abdomen. Type 1 diabetics have the unenviable job of carrying their pancreas-equivalent with them. If they use insulin injections, they need to have their needles and vials of medicine. If they’re on a pump

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For Diabetics And Their Devices, The Present Is Never Enough

Type 1 diabetics seem to always be living in a transitional phase. The technology we have currently is always about to be replaced with newer, better, fresher technology, It’s exciting on one hand and exhausting on the other. When I was diagnosed, the technology of the time was almost certainly going to be replaced by transplants. The experts weren’t sure what was going to be

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Camp 1inspires Me to be Awesome!

Hey Campers, Staff and Alumni – Does Diabetes Camp Inspire You? This summer, over 30,000 young peoples’ lives will be inspired at diabetes camp. Have you ever been one of them? By sharing the story of how diabetes camp helped make you the person you are today, you’ll help us raise awareness and make camp possible for others. The Diabetes Education and Camping Association is

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Weekly Dulaglutide Performs Well in Comparison to Daily Liraglutide

A comparison of the effects on A1c between users of once-weekly dulaglutide (made by Eli Lilly and Company) and once-daily liraglutide (sold as Victoza from Novo Nordisk) shows that both drugs have very similar effects. Researchers at Ohio State University conducted a nine-country study of 599 type 2 patients, aged 18 years and older, with A1c’s between 7% and 10%, and taking at least 1,500

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How Do You Stay So Positive?

My class was discussing why we cannot just do pancreas transplants so we can cure diabetes,” said a dear friend that volunteers for me at work. It is a lot more complicated than that, sadly. I was touched that he and his college classmates were discussing ways to cure us. As we chatted about the challenges of diabetes and our wishes for a cure, a

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Type 2 Drug Slashes Dementia Risk

A new study has surprising implications for a generic diabetes drug. Pioglitazone, which is often prescribed for patients with Type 2 diabetes, also appears to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The drug was not studied specifically to see if cut the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Instead, researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases combed through a giant database of German health

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