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9.3% of Americans have diabetes. 27% of Americans have pre-diabetes. If neither of those statistics strike you as staggering, try this: according to the American Diabetes Association, healthcare expenditure is as much as 2.3 times higher for people with diabetes than for people without diabetes—that equates to a person with diabetes spending $13,700 per year...
People with diabetes are often susceptible to developing complications with their eyes, and therefore their eyesight. Although most sufferers of diabetes develop only minor issues, their optical problems could escalate into something much more serious. Some common ocular problems associated with diabetes include catarcts and glaucoma -- whereas the more serious complications include proliferative diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, both of which can lead to blindness.
Plain and simple, diabetes is difficult. It can be difficult to detect. It’s extremely difficult to manage. And, even if you’ve had diabetes for several years, it can be difficult to understand the differences between type 1 and type 2.
Halloween is a time for pumpkin carving, and elaborate costumes, and all-around fun… and candy. The candy part can be tricky for those with diabetes—it isn’t just the kind of candy, but the amount, as well as the rate at which it is consumed.
For Doug Melton, a researcher at Harvard University, his work with stem cell research has been fueled by his personal life—he has a son and daughter who both have type 1 diabetes. What Melton and his team have been trying to figure out, then, is whether human stem cells can produce insulin, essentially curing diabetes...