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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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Immune Vulnerability and Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have been able to identify what children may be at a higher risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. Given the higher risk predisposition, why is it some people develop T1D and others do not? Dr. Jessica Dunne, Senior Scientist … 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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Minimed 530G with Enlite

The Mimined 530G with Enlite is the first insulin pump system in the US that offers superior glucose control by integrating a continuous glucose monitor that it is designed to stop delivering insulin when the sensor glucose drops to a … Continue reading

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The Artificial Pancreas Project

The challenges of diabetes make it nearly impossible to perfectly balance glucose and insulin. The Arterial Pancreas Project is the medical marvel that can help improve blood glucose for a well-balanced life with diabetes. We speak with Dr. Aaron Kowalski, … 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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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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ViaCyte Stem Cells for T1D

The JDRF is funding research efforts of ViaCyte to bring us closer to a T1D cure. ViaCyte is pioneering a combination product packaging stem cells that develop into insulin-producing cells. We speak with Dr. Julia Greenstein, Vice President for Cure … Continue reading

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How the Body Senses Low Blood Sugar

Dr. Sanjoy Dutta, Senior Director of Treatment Research at JDRF, joins us to explain how the body senses low blood sugar. He clarifies why this sense becomes less sharp over time, the ability of the brain to adapt despite low … Continue reading

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C-peptide: The Oasis in the Diabetes Desert

C-peptide is a natural part of insulin production. In T1D, we take insulin injections but don’t replace our c-peptide.  Learn more about C-peptide, visit Cebix. We speak with Dr. John Wahren, a leading investigator in C-peptide replacement studies, on the … Continue reading

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