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A Type 1 Drug That Isn't Insulin
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes may have many different characteristics, but they are similar in many more ways. These similarities could mean that treatments for one type of diabetes may also be used for the other.
Twice the Babies, Twice the Insulin
Insulin medications play a key role in treating type 1 diabetes. Different patients require different doses of insulin. If a diabetic woman is pregnant, how much insulin does she need? What if she has twins?
Keep a Close Eye on Kids' Blood Sugar
Becoming a teenager is a time full of change. It can be especially difficult if you have type 1 diabetes. But even with all the changes, there is one thing that should stay the same: keeping a close eye on blood sugar.
Seeing CVD in the Eyes of Diabetics
African Americans have a higher risk of heart disease, especially if they have diabetes. Now, researchers have found a new way to predict heart disease in African American patients.
Weightlifting First Controls Diabetes
Unlike type 2 diabetes patients, people with type 1 diabetes have to be careful when they exercise. Physical activity can knock their blood sugar levels out of control.
Risky Business: Diabetic and Pregnant
Before getting pregnant, women should make sure that they are in good health. An unhealthy mother is more likely to have an unhealthy baby. This may be especially true for women with diabetes.
A Decade Ahead of Kidney Damage
Unfortunately, a good deal of diabetes patients will suffer from kidney disease. While kidney damage may be one of the more deadly complications of diabetes, it is also preventable - especially if it is spotted early.
Zooming In on Type One
Certain white blood cells protect our bodies from a variety of illnesses. But what happens when these cells turn against us? In some cases, it leads to type 1 diabetes.
Let Sleeping Teens Lie
Teenagers with Type 1 diabetes may not be getting enough quality sleep, leading to higher blood sugar levels and academic and behavior problems.
Get Vaccinated, Stop the Spread of Hep B
There are a great deal of complications associated with diabetes. In order to prevent these complications, patients have to take special care of themselves, whether that means eating healthier or getting vaccinated.