UAB researchers said if people with Type 2 diabetes use the drug metformin before a COVID diagnosis, the mortality rate for Type 2 diabetes subjects dramatically decreased by three times as much. “If someone is eligible to be on metformin, they should be on metformin, they should continue to take it,” said Anath Shalev, M.D., director of UAB’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center and leader of the study. “It may actually give you some protection.” This content was originally published here.
Diabetes can be a trigger for other serious health issues. It is much more than just an uncomfortable disease to live with, but what can happen when diabetes is not treated? This content was originally published here.
Diabetes Singapore Is Giving Out Free Alcohol Swabs Till 29 Feb, While Stocks Last Earlier this month, a pharmacy sales staff’s account went viral after she revealed that a diabetic customer could not get any alcohol swabs as they were sold out. Source Diabetics require alcohol swabs for their insulin injections. Without the swabs, they are undoubtedly facing a tough time. The virus is not only causing supply shortages, but also making it difficult to visit hospitals for their screenings. Distribution of free alcohol swabs and lancets There’s good news for those who are worried about the shortage. Diabetes Singapore […]
Original publication date: June 12, 2018. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston published results from a long-term clinical trial of a tuberculosis vaccine in type 1 diabetes patients that in a long-term follow-up appears to have cured the disease. Denise Faustman, director of the MGH Immunobiology Laboratory, has been conducting work on the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and its ability to restore near-normal blood sugar levels. In follow-up studies to a Phase I clinical trial, three years after patients received two doses of the BCG vaccine four weeks apart, all the adults with longstanding type 1 diabetes had an […]
Insulin bottles and a syringe on a table(Photo: GETTY IMAGES) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Insulin use is expected to rise 20 percent by 2030, and many people who need it for type 2 diabetes won’t have access, a study from Stanford University suggests. Globally, 511 million adults are expected to have type 2 diabetes in 12 years, up from 406 million this year, the study found. Over half of those people come from China, India and the U.S. The study found 79 million people worldwide will require insulin to treat the disease, but only 38 million will have access. “These estimates suggest that […]
During the spring of 2020, physicians in New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic at the time, noticed a considerable number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 had too much sugar in their blood, a condition called hyperglycemia that is a signature feature of diabetes. “[My colleagues and I] found it very challenging to control the blood glucose level of some COVID-19 patients, even those without a history of diabetes,” says stem cell biologist Shuibing Chen at Weill Cornell Medicine. More surprising, says Chen, was that some patients who did not have diabetes prior to the infection, developed new-onset […]
Australian scientists say they have developed pain-free blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a day with a lancet and then placing a drop of blood on a testing strip. Understandably, some diabetes sufferers avoid the painful process by minimising their tests. However, this latest test works by embedding an enzyme that detects glucose into a transistor that can then transmit the presence of glucose, according to Paul Dastoor, professor of physics at the University of Newcastle in Australia, […]
Proper BCS greatergood_ctg_belowtitle Penny Marshall, beloved actress of the hit show Laverne & Shirley, has passed away from diabetes complications at age 75. She passed in her home in Hollywood Hills, California, on December 17, 2018. Penny was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943, in the Bronx in New York. Her older sister Ronny and and older brother Garry both eventually became filmmakers, and her father was an industrial film director. Penny’s mother was a tap dance teacher. Penny’s entertainment career startied in 1968 when she played in How Sweet It Is! thanks in part to her brother […]
If there is one thing that most of us can appreciate, it’s the fact that technology has changed the way that we live our lives. In some cases, it can be an inconvenience but for the most part, those technology changes have improved our lives in some way or another. They may help us to communicate more easily or perhaps to monitor our children to keep them safe. In the case of this particular medical change, however, it is helping individuals with diabetes to live a life that is much more convenient. It happened in Boston at MIT when scientists […]
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a nearly 30% increase in type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnoses in the United States in just two years, with youth cases growing most sharply among minority groups. This underscores the urgent need to accelerate the work of JDRF to find cures for T1D and continue its passionate work to improve the lives of those living with the disease today. “JDRF is leading the fight through funding innovative research and advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies,” said Aaron J. Kowalski, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive […]