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…

Do Plant Diets have an Impact on Diabetes?
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Do Plant Diets have an Impact on 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…

All About Retinal Diseases and Treatments
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All About Retinal Diseases and Treatments

Scientists in the United States have uncovered a potential new strategy for treating eye diseases that affect millions around the world, often resulting in blindness. A potential treatment based on a natural protein may offer broader benefits than existing drugs. Many serious eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, feature an abnormal overgrowth of new retinal blood…

How Does Exercise Help Prevent Heart Disease?
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How Does Exercise Help Prevent Heart Disease?

People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage the blood vessels and the nerves that control the heart and blood vessels. The longer you have diabetes, the higher the chances that you will develop heart disease. People with diabetes tend to develop heart disease at a younger age than someone who…

Why COVID-19 Reinfections Are a Particular Concern For People With Diabetes
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Why COVID-19 Reinfections Are a Particular Concern For People With Diabetes

COVID-19 continues to spread and severely impact the world. People of all ages are being infected but as we have covered before, people with diabetes seem to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill as the virus can be harder to treat due to fluctuations in blood glucose levels and, possibly, the presence of diabetes complications. We…

Happy World Sight Day!
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Happy World Sight Day!

Today, the 8th of October, World Sight Day is celebrated globally. This year´s theme is ´Hope In Sight´. World Sight Day has been celebrated on the second Thursday of October since it was originally initiated by Lions Clubs International as part of the SightFirst Campaign in 1988 to raise public awareness of blindness and vision…