News on Significant Progress on Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine

            Early trial suggests that Type 1 Diabetes can be possibly reversed by training a person’s own immune system to stop attacking its host. Type 1 diabetes patients have immune systems that attack the cells responsible for the creation of insulin. Diabetes patients, in general, have a deficiency of insulin which is necessary to regulate the body’s blood sugar level. This diabetes vaccine aims to counter that.            In a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, 80 patients were subjected to an initial form of the vaccine. This vaccine Continue Reading →

The Latest Diabetes Treatments from the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions

          Over 17,000 doctors specializing in diabetes treatment convened at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions. The event is a great opportunity to share research and for doctors to debate on possible diabetes treatments. We’ve summarized the important findings below. Complications are Decreasing           One research presented were from the DCCT/EDIC which is said to be the largest long term study conducted for diabetes. Present findings speculate that early blood sugar management has a direct affect to lower down complications decades later. The reports stated that blood sugar management reduced the Continue Reading →

How much sugar is hiding in your food?

          With our busy and hectic schedules, we often tend to lose track of the amount of calories, sugar, carbohydrates and other nutrients we get from what we eat. Just like calories and carbohydrates, sugar is a nutrient that the body needs to perform properly. On the other hand, excessive sugar in the body is attributed to several diseases such as obesity, and diabetes. Safe to say, cutting back on sugar is one of the most common and effective way of managing diabetes. To date, the AHA recommends consuming no more than 150 calories from sugar Continue Reading →

Understanding Diabetes

          As our first blog post, I wanted to start by providing a brief overview of what diabetes is and how one can manage it. You probably know most of what will be said here but hopefully, you’ll learn a thing or two about diabetes and you’ll get a few tips on how to manage it. understanding diabetes           Diabetes, sometimes called as diabetes mellitus, refers to a group of metabolic diseases that is characterized with high blood sugar. High blood sugar can be caused by inadequate insulin production or the body’s Continue Reading →