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#CRISPR Snips are not #GMO?

Tweet In the case of the mushrooms, the CRISPR genetic editing tool has enabled a mushroom such that it doesn’t turn brown as quickly when cut. If that’s the case of vegetables, can they snip out the gene coding for … Continue reading

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@salkinstitute Where #Skin Regulates #bG

TweetDid you know that your “gamma” could make insulin? The problem with insulin-producing cells is that we can only get them harvested from a cadaver or harvested from  a human embryo. Both of those options are either in short-supply or … Continue reading

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@AlliesVoice Has an #Fix for Expensive #Insulin

TweetNow that most of us are on an “Obamacare” plan, wellness is theoretically available to all who need it. Right? People who rely on insulin have invariably seen a spike in their copays. Insulin available in the US is made … Continue reading

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#Diabetes Rates Increase 4x in 25-Years

TweetLike a match to a flame, obesity is on the rise. More than half of the world’s  population is overweight, rather than underweight. It is possible to be a little chunkier and healthy, it just seems to be unrealistic considering … Continue reading

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Short Answer for #Diabetes Control?

TweetSome people with diabetes will come after you with flames and pitchforks if you try to sell them on the phrase “diabetes control”. Goal #1 is prevention but the same steps to prevent diabetes are the ones you take once … Continue reading

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#SugarKills Gets Attention: Good, Bad, and Ugly

TweetEverybody know sugar is sweet but when it accumulates in your blood, it turns ugly. Just how ugly elevated sugar gets is unsightly, which is why the picture campaign “Sugar Kills” gets people talking. High blood glucose is a not in … Continue reading

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Gimme the #BAT

TweetBAT, known in scientific circles as brown adipose tissue, is shown to help reduce glucose fluctuations in the body. The beauty of BAT is that unlike white fat, which stores energy, brown fat tends to burn it. This was identified … Continue reading

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#Ozuredex all the Way for #DME

TweetI’m not a fan of anti-VEGF injections. However, diabetic macular edema is one of those diabetes complications with which you cannot function normally unless you enjoy Monet’s perspective on life. This study shows that of the three anti-VEGF injections, Eyelea takes … Continue reading

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Why #Pregnancy and #Potatoes Don’t Jive

TweetAccording to a study, women who ate potatoes during pregnancy were more likely to develop gestational diabetes. The more often they ate potatoes, the greater their chance of developing diabetes. The wording makes it sound as if potato consumption correlates … Continue reading

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#Kids Universal Screening for #Cholesterol #Depression #HIV

TweetA panel of pediatricians suggests screening kids for cholesterol, depression, and HIV. The importance of all 3 conditions is both for physical health and mitigating the stigma amongst everybody. Cholesterol screening is necessary for kids as young as 8-years old. By … Continue reading

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