no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
It's All in the Genes
Diabetes may not be as mysterious as we once thought. Research shows that genetics, more than anything else, play a vital role in the development of the disease. Click to find out more!
How in the world can we keep costs down for those living with diabetes?
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...