Category Archives: type 1 diabetes

#SurgeonGeneral Redefines #Addiction

TweetWhen physical changes occur in the body, it’s arguably due to a health condition some call a disease. When a person develops a substance addiction – doesn’t their brain undergo physical changes? According to the Surgeon General, this may be … Continue reading

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How the Discoverers of #Insulin Died

TweetGather round, children. It’s story time. Today, being World diabetes day moves me to share the unfortunate ending of Fredrick Banting and Charles Best, the scientists who discovered insulin to treat diabetes. The discovery of insulin was sparked by an … Continue reading

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#ZapZika with GMO #Mosquitoes

TweetIt’s summer and we’re all looking for a safe-haven from Zika. Would you believe that the FDA has approved the release of genetically-modified mosquitoes to fight the virus? Yep. Birth defects like severe microcephaly are  the first evidence of Zika-related … Continue reading

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What’s the Problem Covering #CGM @Medicare?

TweetIf you’re a person with Type 1 diabetes, who’d argue the necessity of a CGM for you? Those who don’t know, of course. The benefit of a continuous glucose monitor enables the tracking of glucose trends: is my bG falling? … Continue reading

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Help Publish #Pregnancy with Type 1 #Diabetes #KickStarter

TweetIf you are a woman with type one diabetes who’s burning with the desire to become pregnant, Ginger Vieira and Jennifer Smith have read your thoughts.  Women with T1D are labeled as high-risk pregnancies. Labels belong on soup cans and … Continue reading

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Are You One Of 144 Million Affected By #Diabetes? Thank You @Forbes!

TweetIt sounds crazy but the reality is that 50% of the US is affected by diabetes or pre-diabetes. Is it a surprise that half the population should take heed to this sobering news? The CDC has sited that 35% of … Continue reading

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#Google X Is Prioritizing #Diabetes

TweetJust about every household in America should be ecstatic about this news. According to the Inquisitr, Google X Life Sciences Division plans to make diabetes  its first target. Google X was formed to find clever solutions to big problems. When it … Continue reading

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@Diabetes_DRI #BioHub Is A Good Fit For New bG Guidelines

TweetIn case you weren’t super conscientious about blood sugar control already, there are new guidelines you need to know about. Keeping your blood sugar levels closer to non-diabetic levels reduces your chances of diabetes complications like eye, kidney, and heart … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Bought A Life-Changing Book?

TweetIf you’re a reader, looking for a good bargain and a great cause – you’re welcome. Brenda Novak is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, and she is also the mother of five children, one of whom … Continue reading

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Does The JDRF Owe Dr. Faustman An Apology?

TweetIt’s a good sign when groundbreaking science is met with skepticism and personal attacks. The researcher attacked was Dr. Denise Faustman for her work at Massachusetts General Hospital to reverse type one diabetes. She hypothesized that the use of a well-known vaccine … Continue reading

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