Could vitamin A deficiency be a cause of type 2 diabetes?

A new study published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry claims to have identified a potential driver of type 2 diabetes: vitamin A deficiency. The researchers, from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY, say their findings may lead to new treatments for…

Are Older Adults Being Over treated for Diabetes?

Older adults are not the same as younger patients. You’d think this was obvious, yet doctors often use a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing treatment that can put their older patients at risk. The latest example of this: another study showing that patients 65 or older with…

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Monitoring Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetes

Match the Blood Glucose Monitor to the Person

Matching the blood glucose monitor to the person is a bit of a mantra of mine here at Diabetes Insight. I get tired of health care professionals flinging any aul monitor at a person without taking into consideration does it suit them and showing them…