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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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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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Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says. Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes — particularly those who are overweight or obese — have thinner gray matter in […]

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Dr. Tonatiuh Barrientos Gutierrez, an epidemiologist in Mexico City, jogs near his home in the southern part of the capital. He says it’s hard to run on the city’s streets. Meghan Dhaliwal/for NPR Let’s say you’d like to go for a run in Mexico City. Dr. Tonatiuh Barrientos, an epidemiologist with Mexico’s National Institute of […]

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Increased thirst and frequent urination are common symptoms of diabetes. (GETTY IMAGES) You could have diabetes and not know it. The symptoms of diabetes can be very mild. Although symptoms are similar for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes symptoms are especially hard to pinpoint. “In many patients with Type 2 […]

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