Category Archives: diabetic complications

Recently diagnosed, challenged, or confused with Diabetes?

Diabetes can be overwhelming. Your medical team guides you on the clinical treatment of diabetes but the emotional support is paramount to the success of diabetes management. Having lived with diabetes since 1985, I can offer support to condition your way of thinking … Continue reading

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Osteoclast Function in Diabetes

Bones are important for support, protection, and mobility of the body. Diabetes can affect the body, including the bones. Dr. Shannon Wallet, Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, speaks with me about her work, funded by … Continue reading

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SENSUS Pain Management System

The pain of diabetic neuropathy has yet to be effectively treated with a non-pill therapy. SENSUS Pain Management System is a non-invasive, electrical nerve stimulator designed to alleviate the chronic pain of diabetic neuropathy. We speak with the founder and … Continue reading

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Stimulated Insulin Secretion in T1D

The common belief of people with Type 1 diabetes is that they cannot produce insulin. Based on the findings in a study out of University of Exeter Medical School, 75% of people with T1D can stimulate insulin production. We speak … Continue reading

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Texts to Reduce T2D Risk

A study has shown that men at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes were nearly 40% less likely to develop the disease when they participated in a program that delivered text messages to help them implement lifestyle changes. We … Continue reading

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Living Vertical with Steve Richert

Steve Richert has been living with Type 1 diabetes since he was 16 years old. Steve is also an active climber and determined to help other people with diabetes embrace the challenge by finding strength and self-reliance in themselves. For … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Driving Study

The study to Identify Risk Factors While Driving with T1D is imperative to driving safely with diabetes. Low blood glucose affects cognition, reaction time, vision, and judgment.  Dr. Daniel Cox is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia Health System … Continue reading

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JDRF Children’s Congress 2013

Emmie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 2 years old. She has lived half her life with T1D. Emmie’s mom, Kathlin, has had T1D for 30 years. Kathlin speaks with us about life with T1D, the importance … Continue reading

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Possible New Therapy for Diabetic Wound Healing

Chronic wounds are among the leading cause of lower limb amputations in people with diabetes. We speak with Dr. Yue Shen, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Umea University, to tell us about his doctoral thesis on “Plasminogen: a novel … Continue reading

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Glucose-sensitive Gel with Professor Daniel Anderson

A body without diabetes regulates blood glucose by sensing the concentration of glucose and releasing insulin, accordingly. A glucose-sensing gel is being developed in an MIT lab. We are joined by Professor Daniel Anderson PhD to tell us about an … Continue reading

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