Diabetes Health Type 1: Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot

North Carolina-born chef Sam Talbot first came to national attention when he placed third in the Season 2 run of Bravo’s Top Chef  TV competition. Sam, who has type 1 diabetes and wears a tubeless OmniPod insulin pump (and also will be blogging tips for managing diabetes at the patient blog Suite D), held the executive chef position at several New York City restaurants, including

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Diabetes Interview keeps people up-to-date on treatment

  Scott King, editor-in-chief of Fairfax-based Diabetes Interview magazine, monitors his glucose level by taking a sample of blood from his finger. The publication, the second largest of its kind in the country, is not only for diabetics but is by diabetics, too. King has lived with diabetes for 28 years. Jane Futcher, IJ reporter November 2003 In a modest cluster of offices in downtown

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Researching the Cure Beyond The Mouse

For most of us with diabetes, diabetes cure research can feel like it’s moving at a glacial pace. If you’re a mouse, it’s probably pretty exciting, considering researchers are discovering new ways to cure you almost every day. But what progress is being made in curing this disease? Is anyone moving beyond the lab rats and into people living with diabetes? The good news is

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Embryonic Cloning Takes Step Toward Treating Diabetes

For more than 100 years, scientists have been exploring the possibilities of cloning, which led to the birth of Dolly the sheep in 1996 along with a wealth of other developments in the treatment of disease, including the recent embryonic cloning of a woman with diabetes. Scientists at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) were able to create an embryonic clone of the 32-year-old

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Stem Cell Research Points Way to Possible Type 1 Cure

Australian researchers have released a study on stem cells that potentially could lead to type 1s being able to make their own insulin, erasing the need for regular injections. Dr. Ilia Banakh and Professor Len Harrison from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne report that they not only devised a way to identify and isolate stem cells from the adult pancreas, but also

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As I Blow Out the Candles

As I celebrate my birthday this month, I also recognize the anniversary of my diabetes. If it were a person, it would be legally old enough to move out.  Oh, how I wish it would! I was diagnosed at eighteen years old with type 1 diabetes, so this makes eighteen long years that the two of us have been living together.  I have so many

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Even Without a Cure, My Life Is Good

If you have type 1 diabetes, you probably know that you’re in it for the long haul.  No diet, nutrition, or exercise plan is getting you out of this one.  Our only hope for a life without insulin injections is a cure.  It’s a wonderful idea, but I’m not holding my breath.     I frequently hear people in the diabetes community describe how often they’ve

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Scientists Use Rats’ Own Stem Cells to Cure Their Diabetes

Using stem cells that they extracted from the brains of diabetic lab rats, and turning them into insulin-producing pancreatic cells, Japanese scientists may be on the road to a virtual cure for diabetes that comes from people’s own brains. Led by Tomoko Kuwabara of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba Science City, Japan, a team of scientists extracted neural tissue

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