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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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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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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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Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and 86 million who are considered pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is a disease in which the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly. At […]

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A powerful connection between your diet and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes has been increasingly recognized as a legitimate contributor to neurodegeneration. Over a decade ago, a published medical paper introduced a new disease called “type 3 diabetes.” Researchers learned that your brain also produces insulin, like your […]

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Children who are obese have a fourfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with their normal-weight counterparts, UK investigators have found in an electronic health record study. Examining data on more than 350,000 children, the researchers determined that although the number of type 2 diabetes cases remains relatively low in comparison with type […]

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