Are Diet Drinks Safe For People With Diabetes?
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Are Diet Drinks Safe For People With Diabetes?

When you have diabetes, you must constantly be aware of what you eat and drink. Healthy food choices and monitoring of eating habits helps you keep your blood glucose levels in check. Persistent high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) may lead to long-term complications, such as kidney- or nerve damage and even sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy. In…

Can You Use Expired Diabetes Test Strips?
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Can You Use Expired Diabetes Test Strips?

Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is an essential part of good diabetes care. Keeping an eye on your blood sugar levels helps you make decisions, in collaboration with your healthcare team, about nutrition, physical activities and when to take your medications. These are all important decisions that can delay or prevent diabetes complications such…

Guide to OCT Eye Scans & Real-Time Scanners
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Guide to OCT Eye Scans & Real-Time Scanners

There’s exciting news on dealing with retinal issues, many of which are diabetes-related: European researchers have developed a new real-time scanner to create a full image of the moving eye, without any blurring. Teaming up with the photonics innovation hub ACTPHAST 4R, scientists at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam are moving their scanner concept to demonstrator…

How Can A Smart Diabetes Patch Improve Life For People With Diabetes?
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How Can A Smart Diabetes Patch Improve Life For People With Diabetes?

It’s a potential game-changer for people living with diabetes. Researchers and bioengineers at three major universities in the United States — UCLA, MIT and the North Carolina School of Medicine — have developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that could revolutionize diabetes treatment by monitoring and managing glucose levels in people with diabetes and delivering the…

How Can Golimumab Help Kids With Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes?
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How Can Golimumab Help Kids With Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes?

It might be tricky to pronounce at first, but a human monoclonal antibody, called golimumab (gō-lim-yü-mab), can help kids and young adults with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The fact that golimumab has been approved to treat a number of autoimmune conditions in both the adult and pediatric populations, led to…

Does a Plant Based Diet Help With Diabetes?
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Does a Plant Based Diet Help With Diabetes?

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Time to celebrate Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s and other wonderful holiday occasions, as we say ‘farewell’ to a very challenging year. Time to see, even if virtually, family and friends, laugh and share tender moments. The well-earned celebration often revolves around food. People with diabetes know…

Exercise Guidelines For People With Type 1 Diabetes
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Exercise Guidelines For People With Type 1 Diabetes

Regular exercise is an important part of good diabetes management as it lowers blood glucose levels and boosts the body’s sensitivity to insulin, countering insulin resistance. Recent research suggests that exercise can even slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Balancing Glucose Levels and…

Can You Diagnose COVID-19 From a Cough?
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Can You Diagnose COVID-19 From a Cough?

As we and many others in the field have recorded, COVID-19 poses a more serious risk to people with underlying health conditions and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes. The numbers are alarming – a Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology study mining 61 million medical records in the United Kingdom reported that 30% of COVID-19 deaths occurred among people with diabetes. Prevention…