Diabetes

Artificial Pancreas

Do we have any scientists in the audience? Those of you who follow the medical and technical developments in the treatment of diabetes may be familiar with the concept of the artificial pancreas, an increasingly viable option for diabetes management. The pancreas is the organ that’s meant to produce insulin. If it doesn’t, you’re in …

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Skin Conditions

If you’ve had diabetes since you were little, it’s probably become a routine thing. If you’re a grown-up and you get diagnosed or if you’re just worried about the chance of developing the condition, it can be intimidating just to hear the name. Yes, diabetes can be life-threatening when not managed properly, but it also …

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The Rarer Kinds

When you hear about diabetes, you probably mostly hear it being divided into type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is an autoimmune disorder that can appear early in life, whereas type 2 tends to develop later. You may occasionally hear about gestational diabetes, which is unique to pregnancy. But did you know there are …

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A Daily Challenge

One of the frustrating things about diabetes is that there’s no cure. There’s no moment when you can say, “That’s it, I’m done”. The business of managing symptoms and risk has to continue every single day. Every day, there are a series of checks that a person with diabetes has to carry out to ensure …

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Not So Sweet

At its most basic, diabetes is when your blood sugar regularly gets too high, most commonly because your body either isn’t producing enough of the hormone insulin or the insulin you do produce isn’t working properly. It may not sound like a big deal, but the symptoms of diabetes can be pretty wide-ranging. If you …

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Newly Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes? Here Are Two Things You Need to Know

Many people in the US have or will develop type 2 diabetes, my friends. It’s unfortunate but true. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that about one out of every ten people has diabetes, and at least 90 percent of the cases are type 2 (https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/type2.html). If you’ve just been diagnosed with this …

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