Weight-Loss Surgery Safe, Effective Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have analyzed data from nearly 58,000 patients included in the Bariatric Outcomes Longitudinal Database (BOLD), the largest repository of medical information on people who’ve undergone the weight-loss surgery. Only about 10 percent had complications, according to the study, which was to be presented Wednesday at the annual meeting of […]

FDA OKs drug that treats diabetes through the brain

Patients with Type 2 Diabetes may soon get a very different treatment approach: A drug that helps control blood sugar via the brain — an idea sparked, surprisingly, by the metabolism of migrating birds. The Food and Drug Administration approved Cycloset, maker VeroScience Inc announced. It’s a new version of an old drug called bromocriptine, […]

Nick Jonas Lobbies for Diabetes Research

      Barack Obama’s two daughters have already met Nick Jonas at the Kids’ Inaugural Ball, the President himself, finally met the youngest Jonas brother yesterday. However, that wasn’t the only reason Nick was in Washington. Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13, and is now fighting for […]

Could a Virus be a Major Cause for Juvenile Diabetes?

Two studies conducted in March at the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England, the University of Brighton and the Department of Pathology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary provide evidence that common viruses may cause childhood Diabetes, paving the way for potential vaccines against the the disease, researchers said. One team showed that enteroviruses […]

Tour de Cure Near You!

      As some of you may know the Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in 40 states across the U.S. to benefit the American Diabetes Association. It is thought of as a ride and not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the […]

Injection Sites of a Pump User

      I have been using my insulin pump for about 3 and a half years now and have always had my injection site on my abdomen. I was told this is where the insulin should be delivered to have it take effect the quickest. Unfortunately during this time of the year, I have […]

Sotomayor Could be the First Type 1 Diabetic in the Supreme Court

      If confirmed Sonya Sotomayor will be the first known member of the US Supreme Court with Type 1 Diabetes. When Sotomayor was diagnosed at age 8, in the 1960s, patients with Type 1 diabetes weren’t expected to live full lives like a healthy individual would live. But improvements in monitoring and treatment […]