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Peaks in Blood Sugar Linked to Higher Risk for Dementia

A recent study found that blood sugar excursions, or peaks were linked to a higher risk of dementia and a 20-year cognitive decline. Our cognitive skills include memory, thinking abilities, and visual perception. As researchers explain in their study abstract, HbA1c, the measure of average blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months is already […]

We Will Not Let You Fall Down the Mountain

By Robin Wright At our last Diabetes Sisters meeting on May 10th in Princeton, NJ, we played the “Common Tests and Procedures Game.” It always amazes me how complicated diabetes management can be and as we compared our knowledge about tests for A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, dental, eye, foot and kidney function I observed the […]

Eye Drops for Diabetic Retinopathy May Replace Painful Eye Injections

Eye drops may soon be used to treat diabetic retinopathy and prevent blindness, replacing painful and costly eye injections. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK are looking into eye drops that can be used for patients with diabetic retinopathy and hope to offer these drops for clinical trial patients within the next three to […]

Guest Post: What FFL Was Like as a First Timer.

Wondering what it’s like to be surrounded by thousands of people affected by diabetes?  Today, my fellow Friends for Life faculty member and longtime family friend, Scott Johnson, takes over SUM to share his experience as a first-timer at FFL back in 2010. Show More Summary

Eating Healthy to Improve Both Perimenopause and Diabetes

By Karol Thunder Rowe Let me ask you a question: Are you finished with perimenopause? Have your monthly cycles ceased at least 13 months ago? If they have, then your symptoms of perimenopause are receding, less frequent, and less intense. In fact, they may have ceased altogether…if so, congratulations! But this piece is for our […]

What Can I Do to Make a Difference?

With Diabetes Blog Week, it’s been amazing to read and share with our thriving #DOC. I feel completely inspired and in awe of the writing talent out there and if you are reading this, you guys are my diabetes heroes! Even though I was diagnosed 9 years ago I still feel like the new kid on […]

Review: Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner

Think Like a Pancreas. My first diabetes educator often reminded me of the job that I was ultimately trying to replicate. It was also the title of a very useful book that she recommended to me, if I were ever able to get my hands on a copy of it. I only wish it hadn’t […]

Bolus and Barbells: A Fitness Event for People With Type 1 Diabetes

Rodney Miller was one of my very first friends in the diabetic online community. I was less than a year into my diagnosis, I was depressed, angry and clueless about all things diabetes. Rodney gave me advice, reassurement and encouragement that diabetes wasn’t going to deter me from anything in life. He has given me […]

Improving drugs for type 2 diabetes

Scientists are exploring a central component in glucose regulation. Their findings shed new light on the structure of the glucagon receptor, a highly promising target for diabetes drug development.

Loss of pericytes deteriorates retinal environment

Discovering the role of pericytes in the blood-retinal barrier suggesting pathogenetic insights into diabetic retinopathy, outlines a new report.

A dual-functional GLP-1 analogue may improve insulin sensitivity and help fight diabetes

Scientists have discovered a dual peptide called 'PGLP-1' that promotes insulin secretion and inhibits gluconeogenesis (a metabolic process that produces glucose).

Novel tissue-engineered islet transplant achieves insulin independence in type 1 diabetes

Diabetes scientists have produced the first clinical results demonstrating that islet cells transplanted within a tissue-engineered platform can successfully engraft and achieve insulin independence in type 1 diabetes. The 12-month findings...Show More Summary

Unique disease 'catalog' linked to immune system gene variations created

A new study has generated the first comprehensive catalog of diseases associated with variations in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes that regulate the body's immune system.

Lormone ghrelin's role in blood glucose regulation elucidated

Research investigating the blood glucose-regulatory actions of the hormone ghrelin may have implications for development of new treatments for diabetes, say scientists.

Type 2 diabetes genetic mapping identifies new 'loci'

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations ('loci') on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a new study.

Unemployment associated with 50% higher risk of death in heart failure patients

Not being employed linked with greater likelihood of death than history of diabetes or stroke.

Artificial intelligence shows potential to fight blindness

Researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes.

Smartphone-controlled cells help keep diabetes in check

Cells engineered to produce insulin under the command of a smartphone helped keep blood sugar levels within normal limits in diabetic mice, a new study reports.

Vitamin a and a high-fat diet increasing risk for obesity, diabetes

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But new research suggests that normal levels of vitamin A within a high-fat diet can negatively affect expression of liver genes associated with glucose and fat metabolism.

Decrease in cardiovascular diseases benefits persons with diabetes

The incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Sweden has decreased sharply since the late 1990s. This research included almost three million adult Swedes. In relative terms, the biggest winners are persons with type 1 and type 2 diabe...

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