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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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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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The World Health Organisation estimates that the number of people with diabetes is 422m, globally. And between 1980 and 2014 the number of people with the condition almost doubled. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes. 1. Diabetes is purely a disorder of the […]

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The health of children with diabetes in Wales is improving, a report has shown. Those with type 1 diabetes whose blood glucose is in the target range increased from 17.8% in 2014-15 to 27.2% in 2015-16. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce insulin, meaning there can be dangerously high levels of glucose (or sugar) […]

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Hingham’s Ryan Enright was diagnosed with a unique form of diabetes, known as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), in 2010 and this year, Enright will be running his 20th Boston Marathon for Joslin Diabetes Center, where he receives his diabetes care from Dr. Elena Toschi. Since being diagnosed six years ago, the 44-year-old has […]

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Not all saturated fats are created equal, it appears. A pair of new studies suggests that certain sources of saturated fat may be worse than others—especially when it comes to raising risk for type 2 diabetes. In one study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from Harvard University and the Universitat Rovira […]

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Women typically don’t develop heart disease — or high blood pressure, one of its major risk factors — until after menopause. But “if you have diabetes, that rule no longer applies,” says Christine Maric-Bilkan, a program officer in the vascular biology and hypertension branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Diabetes “dramatically increases […]

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Sarah Cooke listened as her aging diabetic patients vented about trying to cope with the pernicious disease. “Guilt and denial, that’s pretty much it,” said a woman with short gray hair. “Confused,” said a woman wearing wire-rimmed glasses. “I don’t know what I can eat and what I can’t.” Cooke, a clinical dietitian at Loma […]

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Dr. Kevin Codorniz, who is part of the LLUMC division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, during a consultation with patient Sylvia Garcia, of San Bernardino, on Friday, December 30, 2016. (Frank Perez/Correspondent) Sarah Cooke listened as her aging diabetic patients vented about trying to cope with the pernicious disease. “Guilt and denial, that’s pretty much […]

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