Artificial pancreas better than pump for managing type 1 diabetes

The world’s first clinical trial to compare three ways of delivering insulin to control glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes concludes that two versions of an artificial pancreas can do the job better than conventional pump therapy. The results could have significant implications for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The trial was…

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20% of people with Type 2 Diabetes Might Have ‘Exercise Resistant’ Genes

Ever wondered why is it that someone who walks 30 minutes every other day and loses 15 pounds is able to significantly reduce their Hba1c, whereas another person who reports to exercising twice as much is unable to achieve the same success? A recent study study maybe able to answer this question by showing that certain…

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Viral Infection May Trigger Childhood Diabetes in Utero

The exact cause of juvenile  or Type 1 diabetes has eluded scientists, but a new study from Tel Aviv University suggests a likely trigger before birth. In a recent paper published in Diabetic Medicine, Zvi Laron, professor Emeritus of Pediatric Endocrinology at TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, director of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Unit…

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Online diabetes driving resource resulted in a 53% reduction in driving ‘mishaps’ in a study of driving safety in people with type 1 diabetes.

A study which recruited 1,768 US drivers with type 1 diabetes via online registration has resulted in a 53 % reduction in driving mishaps amongst the participants. Each participant completed a questionnaire called the Risk Assessment for Diabetic Drivers (RADD) and, from this, each of the drivers were given a risk score. Drivers were asked…

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Does Anyone Ever ‘Accept’ Having Diabetes?

Lately a few discussions with certain individuals have arisen regarding this whole debate around ‘accepting’ diabetes. These individuals I might as well tell you are health care professionals. None of us have diabetes, and I would never claim to know what it must be like to have diabetes. This idea of acceptance is based on…

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