Category Archives: Research

Childhood Obesity and Double Diabetes

Approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents in the United States are classified as obese. That’s 17 percent of people aged 2 to 19, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The number of children who are obese … Continue reading

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Google X Announces Glucose Monitoring Contact Lens

Last week, Google X publicly announced work on a glucose monitoring contact lens. The lens, ringed with tiny sensors, can read glucose levels from the fluids of the eye. Once perfected, technology like this could replace the continuous glucose monitors … Continue reading

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A Brown Fat Story

What if you could burn off pounds by just chilling out? A certain type of fat may, in effect, let you do just that. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and elsewhere have been looking into these types of cells that … Continue reading

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A New Paradigm for Dosing Diabetes Drugs in Type 2 Diabetes?

Which is better, adding medications one at a time or all at once? It’s a question physicians will be pondering as they discuss the results of an ongoing study into how to dose oral medications for people with type 2 … Continue reading

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Slowing Type 1 Diabetes- Can Nutrients Help?

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill proposes that different diet components may help preserve beta cell function, once the disease is contracted. Research has shown that people with type 1 diabetes who have greater concentrations … Continue reading

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What’s the Risk for Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes can seemingly spring up out of nowhere; leaving many who are diagnosed asking if there was anything they could have done to prevent this. Unfortunately, there currently isn’t any way to safely prevent type 1 diabetes— and … Continue reading

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The Emotional Impact of Diabetes on Family Members

While some people choose to manage their diabetes on their own, family members also live with diabetes and witness their loved one’s diabetes management. Until recently, there was very little data that examined the emotional impact of diabetes for family … Continue reading

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New Reverse Vaccine Brings Hope as a Possible Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Some exciting news recently came from the biotech world, where TOL-3021 passed phase II trials for safety and effectiveness as a possible future treatment for type 1 diabetes.  TOL-3021, known as a reverse vaccine, was able to help reduce beta … Continue reading

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Wearing the Bionic Pancreas: An Interview with a User

Scott Scolnick is a sales territory manger for Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. the insulin pump company which makes the tslim insulin pump. He is also a person who has had type 1 diabetes for about 35 years. He received the … Continue reading

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A New Way to an Artificial Pancreas?

A cure may not be around the corner, but scientists are hard at work on ways to replicate the functions of the pancreas. Researchers are using rodents to develop a system for targeted non-user initiated insulin delivery. It turns out … Continue reading

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