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Charlie Kimball learned at age 22 he had type 1 diabetes. So, he adjusted his diet, daily routine, and race car, and ultimately enhanced his driving skills. It all started with a skin rash. Ten years ago, race car driver Charlie Kimball went to his doctor to check out that small rash on his arm. […]

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Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address type 2 diabetes.“Stick it in your ear.” Literally. Not all Apple product rumors are equal. Speculation that the headphone jack will reappear with the iPhone 8 has been rightly ridiculed. But the evidence Apple will introduce a glucose monitoring device is […]

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New research involving pancreatic islet cell implants show promise in treating Type 1 Diabetes, a potentially debilitating form of the disease that affects more than a million people in the U.S. This new treatment might just spell the end for T1D. With Promising Potential No matter how modern the world has become, there are certain […]

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All signs seem to suggest Apple is gearing up to release a special blood sugar tracker for the Apple Watch. As it turns out, none other than CEO Tim Cook has been spotted wearing what appeared to be an Apple Watch-connected glucose tracker in the vicinity of the company campus, CNBC reports. Unfortunately, details remain pretty […]

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In the U.S. and other high-income countries, diabetes is a good news, bad news scenario. On one hand, people who have diabetes today fare better than they did 20 years ago. They are living longer and suffering fewer complications, such as heart disease, kidney disease, amputations, strokes, and blindness. On the other hand, more people […]

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Gestational diabetes is a birth complication affecting millions of women worldwide. New research examines the link between air temperature and the risk of developing this condition. New research suggests that hotter outdoor air temperatures may significantly increase a mother’s risk of GD during her pregnancy. Gestational diabetes (GD) is a temporary form of diabetes that […]

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Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and 86 million who are considered pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is a disease in which the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly. At […]

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The World Health Organisation estimates that the number of people with diabetes is 422m, globally. And between 1980 and 2014 the number of people with the condition almost doubled. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes. 1. Diabetes is purely a disorder of the […]

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Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found a way to cure diabetes in mice. This finding is particularly important because the cure does not spur any side effects. The medical team’s new technique boosts cells within the pancreas that emit insulin. The Importance of the Findings If the […]

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Oren Liebermann and his wife, Cassandra Kramer, at Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. I made the most important decision of my life because of diabetes. While volunteering in Nepal, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 31. It was Valentine’s Day 2014, and my wife and I were in the middle of a […]

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