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You may have a family history of diabetes or have been told that you are “pre-diabetic,” which means you have an increased risk of acquiring the disease. So, what now? The incidence of diabetes in America is quite staggering. It effects about 10% of the general population, however in seniors, that rate rises to about […]

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A cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in six years is the new goal of City of Hope’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute. Through the generosity of the Wanek family and gifts from anonymous donors, the institution will be able to devote more than $50 million over the next six years to an innovative research […]

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“Are you back?” I asked my son, as I always do when he’s had a low blood sugar and then juice. “No,” he answered. I checked him again: 47. Just two digits above where he’d been 15 minutes earlier. My son—an eight-year-old with Type 1 diabetes—had been sick with bronchitis for more than two weeks. […]

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People are often surprised to learn that Shelby Payne has type 1 diabetes — because her identical twin sister, Sydney, does not. “Everyone’s like, ‘Wow, how in the world does (my sister) not have it?’ ” said Payne, 23, who once played forward on Stanford’s soccer team, like her sister. “They can’t really fathom it.” […]

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Empowering patients to take control of diabetes Imagine giving yourself an insulin shot while ordering a hamburger at the drive through. That’s when you know that diabetes is just an accepted part of your life, said Laurie Pariseau who did just that while growing up with Type 1 diabetes. It was a disease that she […]

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A recent study of U.S. spending on more than 150 medical conditions found diabetes to be the top expense, far and away. Diabetes is preventable, and prediabetes is reversible, so there is a tremendous opportunity to cut costs by improving care. According to data on awareness of the risk of diabetes, one problem might be […]

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Type diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body is not able to use the hormone insulin properly. It affects around 29 million Americans, and is caused by high blood sugar levels, often the result of poor diet and exercise. Here are some of the early signs and symptoms of this popular health disorder. […]

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Rob Kardashian checked out of a hospital Thursday morning after spending the night at the medical center to treat diabetes complications, E! News has learned.Both Blac Chyna and Kris Jenner visited him in the hospital overnight. Chyna arrived without their 7-week-old daughter Dream Kardashian. A family source had told E! News exclusively Rob was stabilized and that his condition […]

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(Photo : P5693852 Via Wikimedia commons) Traditionally it was believed that to improve endurance performance carbohydrate-loading (carbo-loading) was the right way, however recent findings speculate that it might lead to diabetes. According to Baylor College of Medicine when the mouse is awake and active, it’s body mechanism uses glucose (carbohydrate) as fuel but turns to fat […]

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A new diabetes device may make tracking blood sugars and taking medication easier. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) can be used to make insulin dosing decisions alone, without the need for additional fingerstick tests of blood sugar levels. That means people with diabetes […]

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