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Vito Ciaccia, 64, learned he had diabetes 30 years ago. He spent years chasing an A1C of seven, spurred on by doctors who focused single-mindedly on that number. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people with Type 2 diabetes. Surely, then, the way to dodge this bullet is to treat the disease […]

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Keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible is important for people with type 2 diabetes, as it lowers the risk of serious complications. However, despite a long list of treatment options, patients still struggle with glucose control, especially when working out meal-specific doses. Treatments that cut down on injections are seen as […]

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Solutions range from better and cheaper glucose monitoring to nutrition and behavior modification. Roughly 30 million Americans — close to 10% of the population — have diabetes, and 75,578 people died from the disease in 2013, making it the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Credit: Matt West Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower poses with honoree Gina Warner of Grafton as he hosts a private screening of the movie ‘Wonder Woman’ at Patriot Place for women who have battled diabetes. Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower is continuing to do right by his mother, as he hosted another event tonight to raise awareness […]

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While debate drags on about legislation, regulations, and other measures to improve the U.S. health care system, a new wave of analytics and technology could help dramatically cut costly and unnecessary hospitalizations while improving outcomes for patients. For example, by preventing hospitalizations in cases of just two widespread chronic illnesses — heart disease and diabetes — the […]

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Charlie Kimball learned at age 22 he had type 1 diabetes. So, he adjusted his diet, daily routine, and race car, and ultimately enhanced his driving skills. It all started with a skin rash. Ten years ago, race car driver Charlie Kimball went to his doctor to check out that small rash on his arm. […]

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Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address type 2 diabetes.“Stick it in your ear.” Literally. Not all Apple product rumors are equal. Speculation that the headphone jack will reappear with the iPhone 8 has been rightly ridiculed. But the evidence Apple will introduce a glucose monitoring device is […]

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New research involving pancreatic islet cell implants show promise in treating Type 1 Diabetes, a potentially debilitating form of the disease that affects more than a million people in the U.S. This new treatment might just spell the end for T1D. With Promising Potential No matter how modern the world has become, there are certain […]

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All signs seem to suggest Apple is gearing up to release a special blood sugar tracker for the Apple Watch. As it turns out, none other than CEO Tim Cook has been spotted wearing what appeared to be an Apple Watch-connected glucose tracker in the vicinity of the company campus, CNBC reports. Unfortunately, details remain pretty […]

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In the U.S. and other high-income countries, diabetes is a good news, bad news scenario. On one hand, people who have diabetes today fare better than they did 20 years ago. They are living longer and suffering fewer complications, such as heart disease, kidney disease, amputations, strokes, and blindness. On the other hand, more people […]

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