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Halloween Candy and Diabetes?


Halloween is a time for pumpkin carving, and elaborate costume–and candy. The candy part can be tricky for those with diabetes. But don't worry! This list has you covered.

Can Stem Cells Cure Diabetes?

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Recent research says that, yes, diabetes will likely be curable with stem cells. But how? Where's the proof? Click to find out more about this giant breakthrough.

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DougMelton1Diabetes Awareness Month Spotlight: Personal Ties Have Driven Doug Melton’s Stem Cell Research

Doug Melton is a highly decorated scientist and professor. But one title that has driven him toward the stem cell breakthrough we covered recently is this: father. Twenty-three years ago, Melton's infant son, Sam, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which swiftly launched Melton's quest to find a cure. And, he may just have done so.

TomReed1Diabetes Awareness Month Spotlight: Legislator Tom Reed Has Your Back

Legislator Tom Reed has been there. In 2006, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and, in 2013, after gastric bypass surgery, the disease went into remission. Yet, one year, and 110 pounds later, Reed finds himself fighting a similar battle -- his son, Will, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of four.

LeticiaSchwartz1Diabetes Awareness Month Spotlight: Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Fights Diabetes with Delicious Food

A Brazilian native, Chef and author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz hopes to educate and assist the fight against diabetes.

CharlieKimball1Diabetes Awareness Month Spotlight: Charlie Kimball, First Licensed IndyCar Driver with Diabetes

Charlie Kimball loved racing long before he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007. Despite the changes he was forced to make to his life, it was that love that drove him back to the track by 2008. And now?

LivingWithDiabetes1WATCH: Awesome Diabetes-Themed Rap Spoof!

Living with diabetes isn't always easy, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun! YouTuber Mike Lawson and singer Ginger Vieira try to stay positive about their diabetes -- and that's why they created this awesome spoof of Snoop Dogg's "Young, Wild, & Free."

Help Find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person's pancreas makes little to no insulin. Because the cause of the disease is still unknown, after more than 100 years, we still treat the symptoms of diabetes, rather than the disease itself. Scientists believe that a person's own immune system, directed by genetic and environmental factors, plays a major role in the development of the disease. Before we can develop new treatments and a cure for diabetes, laboratory research is needed to understand the mechanics and triggers of type 1 diabetes.

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