Welcome to “Diabetes in the News”. This feature has links to diabetes related news stories, blogs, or websites. If you come upon a story, blog or website that I haven’t mentioned, e-mail me at joscafe.com at gmail.com. I will check it out and if posted, give credit where credit is due.
Tight Control Cuts Diabetes Heart Harm
Tight blood sugar control with insulin slashes the risk of heart disease for people with type 1 diabetes in half, new research shows. more…
Introducing Oculir: Glucose Readings from the Whites of Your Eyes!
Blog: Diabetes Mine
One probing post seems to beget another. Following my recent update on DexCom, I received an email from the man who started that company (!) in 1999, John Burd. He is now CEO of a San Diego startup called Oculir, Inc., developing a futuristic yet hugely exciting new technology for non-invasive glucose testing using infrared (IR) technology to scan your eyes. YOUR EYES!! more…
Diabetes Patients Report Drug Side Effects
Patients taking two widely used diabetes drugs have reported blurry vision and swelling of the legs and feet, the Food and Drug Administration and manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday. more…
Pets and Vets: Watch for signs of diabetes in dog
What a coincidence. Several years ago, the dog of Adam Morrison was diagnosed with diabetes. Just two years later, Morrison, Gonzaga University’s star basketball player, got a similar diagnosis. more…
Spot test for diabetes
Darkening of the skin at the nape of the neck could be an early indication of insulin resistance and diabetes, more so in Indians, say researchers from the All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS). The condition, called acanthosis nigricans, is marked by the darkening and thickening of the skin on the sides or back of the neck, the armpits, under the breast, and groin. more…
… and a little humor always helps.
From the American Diabetes Association Type II Message Boards, we find a post titled “You Know You’re a Diabetic When …”
From Debbs: “… the people around you are whispering about your drug problems after you mentioned that you’ve been “high” all day!!!”
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