Category Archives: Research

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: My Love-Hate Relationship With Food

I love carbohydrates, and sometimes, I hate carbohydrates. I think part of my love/hate relationship with food goes back to the days just before my diagnosis of type 1 as a teenager. At 18 years old, I was suddenly eating everything in sight as the hunger from my high blood sugar, due to undiagnosed diabetes, … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: My Love-Hate Relationship With Food

Diabetes Health Type 2: Stan Bush: Managing Type 2 Diabetes Without Drugs

Stan Bush wasn’t really surprised to find out he had type 2 diabetes. An unhealthy diet that regularly featured containers of ice cream before bed had left him primed for the disease. But how he handled the news was a surprise, at least to his doctor. Fittingly, the Georgia resident was about to embark on … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Stan Bush: Managing Type 2 Diabetes Without Drugs

AskNadia: Can I Use Marijuana to Lower My Blood Sugar

Dear Nadia, Is marijuana used to lower high blood sugar? if so, does this mean I have to refrain from the munchies to get the benefits? Leah Dear Leah: The new Marijuana industry is still at its infancy in terms of its medicinal applications. Institutional investors are flocking at financial conferences to see how they … Continue reading AskNadia: Can I Use Marijuana to Lower My Blood Sugar

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Young Kayaker Has Eye On The Olympics

It’s likely if you tossed the fearless Sage Donnelly over Niagara Falls, she’d probably emerge from the churning waters at the bottom exalted over the ride, as long as she was in her kayak rather than one of those old-fashioned wooden barrels. The truth is, she could probably master the barrel, too. The 14-year-old has … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Young Kayaker Has Eye On The Olympics

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Late Bedtime Could Lead to Weight Gain for Teenagers

A new study indicates that late weeknight bedtimes could be a risk factor for teens becoming overweight. Researchers used data from about 3,000 American teens in the study. It was found that for every extra hour a teen stayed up a night; they experienced a BMI increase of two points. Other factors like exercise, time … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Late Bedtime Could Lead to Weight Gain for Teenagers

Experimental Drug Holds Promise for New Type 1s

One of the most intriguing areas of type 1 diabetes research focuses on newly diagnosed patients. Given that the disease occurs after an autoimmune response damages the body’s insulin-producing beta cells, scientists have looked to new type 1s as fertile ground for experimentation. After all, their beta cells have only been attacked recently, and their … Continue reading Experimental Drug Holds Promise for New Type 1s

Two New Promising Type 2 Drugs in the Pipeline

Two new drugs originally developed by Eli Lilly are showing promise when it comes to treating type 2 diabetes. Both drugs are injectable glucagon-like peptides (amino acids) designed to be used once a week. The first is dulaglutide, which after five studies ranging in length from 52 to 108 weeks, was shown to reduce A1c … Continue reading Two New Promising Type 2 Drugs in the Pipeline