Why focus on a disease for which there is no cure, when there are no resources available to treat it? For many people in poor countries, Banting and Best’s innovation, and development of life-saving insulin, might as well not exist.
The tiny eggs of pig whipworms may be key in slowing down Type 1 diabetes, and preventing it altogether in children at risk of the disease.
Delivering mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) during islet transplantation more than doubled islet function, enhanced islet survival and reversed rejection episodes. Embedded in the DRI’s recently announced BioHub “mini organ,” MSCs could lead to long-lasting or even permanent cures for people with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes alert dogs have amazing powers. But finding the right dog is still more of an art than a science.
“Man’s Best Friend”: takes on new meaning when applied to diabetes alert dogs. Meet Liam Kelly, and his dog Max.
AFREZZA is a technology-cum-therapy that delivers bolus insulin for mealtime glycemic control. It combines a small inhaler with an aspirin-size caplet of insulin bonded to a fine, powdery substance that, when inhaled, makes man-made recombinant insulin act very much like the naturally produced counterpart
Diabetes management during pregnancy is “a labor of love”.
A conversation with Dr. Aaron Kowalski, Vice President of Treatment Therapies at JDRF, touches on ongoing work in creating an artificial pancreas, developing more rapidly-absorbed insulins, and making a stable, liquid glucagon for bi-hormonal pumps. This isn’t research for its own sake: these days, a clear “path to market” is a hallmark of JDRF research grants.
Marla Evans hated diabetes and the lifestyle changes good glycemic control demanded of her. She described herself as a “denial diabetic” after her initial Type 2 diagnosis in 2004, when she was 49. Six daily medications slowed but didn’t stop her diabetes, because diet changes and exercise weren’t part of her life. By 2007, her weight of 220 was at least 70 pounds too high.
Camp is a great way for kids with diabetes to feel normal, make lifetime friends, and enjoy being a kid. Kids really learn a lot from each other — how to count carbs, when and how to test well, how to lead active lives.
“Camp becomes an addiction for many kids. People really grow. Often they show up as somewhat shy and scared but by the 3rd day they are singing and laughing and feeling that they really belong. Its a win for the parents, their siblings and the camper.”
The Diabetes Education and Camping Association is a great resource to find a camp for your child.
Urban Miyares came back from the dead in Vietnam, thanks to an alert Medic. Then the story got interesting.
Connected in Motion stemmed from Chloe’s personal journey to manage her diabetes while living an adventurous life. Diagnosed at age 18, she became a teacher and also lead raft trips and other outdoor expeditions. But she felt alone in managing her diabetes.
Riley Beatty Just Might Be JDRF Canada’s Most Successful Rund Raiser – Before he Turns 13.
Seasn Busby turned his diabetes diagnosis into a gift for Type 1 kids.
Battered but unbowed after his first try at riding the Tour Divide came up short, Cervati hits the trail again.
Ananimated lesson for the newly-diagnosed — or the lifelong diabetes veteran.
The “Diabetes Diet” doesn’t exist. Rather, it’s all about balance, and understanding the role food plays in comforting you or responding to stress.
Insulin Nation spends a week with Insulindependence Captains in training.
Type 2 for twenty years +, Renee learned that going on insulin wasn’t because she was a “bad diabetic.” Within three months,. she was under control.
The Big Blue Test emphasis the impact of physical activity on your blood sugar, an average drop of 20% in your blood glucose levels. Join more than 20,000 people who participate in the Big Blue Test each year. Its profoundly eye-opening to see your results.