Diabetes is one of the most common causes of blindness and along with hypertension is the most common cause of kidney failure worldwide.
One of the more promising areas is the controversial field of stem cell transplantation. When you see the words 'stem cell' you might reasonably expect to read some debate about the ethical appropriateness of using stem cells from discarded fetuses for research.
This emotional issue has dominated the dialog regarding stem cell usage for the past decade. However, here's a fascinating component that doesn't receive much press. Stem cells don't just exist in the embryo. There are stem cells in the adult body as well and these 'adult stem cells' are necessary for tissue regeneration throughout life.
Think of skin growing back after an injury, lost blood being replaced and so on. Plus, adult stem cells seem to be more flexible than we originally understood them to be. Up until recently it was thought that adult stem cells could only reproduce the tissue specific to the organ they came from. However, recent studies have shown that adult stem cells can differentiate into different tissue types. For example: Neural stem cells have been induced to create blood and skeletal muscle and bone marrow cells can create muscle and liver cells.
So, actually there is a bright light in the stem cell arena these days, i.e., using adult stem cells not just for research but as a therapy to treat a variety of medical conditions including diabetes that up until now, did not have many treatment options.
<p.We need to accept the fact that a new age in medicine has arrived and we need to embrace and support it while at the same time developing our own responsible, well-informed, position on the ethics and morals involved with stem cells. Adult stem cells hold enormous potential in the treatment of disease, but more importantly they do not carry the burden of controversy that has surrounded embryonic stem cells for well over two decades.
But what is even more alarming, diabetes is a growing health concern worldwide among children. In the United States 7.8% of children and young adults have been diagnosed and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years. One of the major reasons is the enormous surge in obesity, especially childhood obesity which isn’t just a problem, it’s an epidemic and the statistics are alarming.
If we do nothing, we will be the first generation of parents to outlive our kids. According to the American Diabetes Association, “just 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity, coupled with a 5-10% reduction in body weight, produces a 58% reduction in diabetes”.
A Do-It-Yourself Revolution in Diabetes Care
Biohackers are attempting to resurrect an older product to address the lack of generic insulin, Dr. Greene said.
“I don’t think that we should be surprised that a population of technologically savvy patients, whose lives are dependent on access to a supply of a biological agent, should be interested in taking means of production into their own hands, especially at time when insulin prices have risen at unpredictably alarming rates.”
Hoodwinked by the diabetes industry
Hoodwinked by the diabetes industry, we spend, as a society, tons of money treating this so-called risk factor called hemoglobin A1c, yet all that money does almost nothing to save lives or help people live longer. We should be spending healthcare dollars that purchase health.
Paula Deen is No Longer the Butter Queen
We all know that eating sticks of butter and cups of sugar for a snack then sitting around like a sloth is not a good idea, unless you’re Paula Deen and have found a way to turn that into millions of dollars.
The Disease That Will Affect Half the Nation by 2020
Some 27 million Americans are known to have diabetes, and a further 67 million are thought to be pre-diabetic. And a good many of these folks don’t even know that they have these conditions because type 2 diabetes can hang out with you without showing any symptoms at all. The same is the case with pre-diabetes.
The Miracle Berry Could Be a Miracle
The miracle berry really is a bit miraculous in its effect and is certainly a good bit of fun as well. Ultimately it may even turn out to be beneficial to both dieters and diabetics.
The Rock v. Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the most common causes of blindness and along with hypertension is the most common cause of kidney failure worldwide. But, Diabetes may have finally met its match, 'The Rock'.
Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes
Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.
But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the disease.
A Sweet Life
We know that diabetes is a very serious and frightening disease, but we also know that life with diabetes can be normal. It can even be sweet. Rather than think about diabetes in the negative sense of an illness, we prefer to think of it as our lifestyle. And we are determined to be healthy diabetics. We believe we are succeeding, and we hope that the information we provide through this site will help you do the same.
A freeware educational simulator program of glucose-insulin interaction and insulin dosage & dietary adjustment in diabetes mellitus.
Website provides an in-depth look at some cutting edge diabetes research your doctor may not have had time to read. It could make a huge difference in whether or not you get complications.
This site is for you.
Many of our new tools are tailored to your personal situation, you will need to register and create a profile in order to access them.
Diabetes news and trends written by two contributers in a conversational format.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
The mission of Defeat Diabetes Foundation is to inform, educate and alert the general public, diabetics, pre-diabetics and elected officials about the disease.
The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation (Diabetes Action), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1990, is committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.
Our mission is to help you adjust to living with diabetes and to promote wellness through a variety of personalized treatment and educational programs.
Diabetes Care is a journal for the health care practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research, and promote better management of people with diabetes
We Are Diabetes Care Professionals Interested In Dissemination Of Knowledge About "DIABETES
Diabetes Cure 101
Latest Diabetic Cure-Control Information, Diabetes Treatment Updates.
You're a click away from a treasure of knowledge and support. If you're eager to start chatting, head straight to the forum.
Diabetesgenes.org aims to provide information for patients and professionals on research and clinical care in genetic types of diabetes.
Diabetes Mellitus Types I and II Clinical Trials
CenterWatch is a Boston-based publishing and information services company and a business of The Thomson Corporation. We provide information services used by patients, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, CROs and research centers involved in clinical research around the world.
We offer a unique mix of news, views, reviews, guest posts, interviews, videos, cartoons, Q&A and any other type of quality content useful for people touched by diabetes.
Diabetes New Zealand
The first port of call for New Zealanders with diabetes, those at risk and their families.
Diabetes news aggregator with articles, news, trial information from several major sources.
Diabetes Resource Coalition of Long Island
The Diabetes Resource Coalition of Long Island is an alliance of community based organizations, agencies, businesses and health care professionals committed to identifying resources and raising diabetes awareness through the provision of information and education about the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Diabetes Self-Management is a publisher of authoritative, reliable health information for the growing number of people with diabetes who want to know more about controlling and managing their diabetes.
TrialNet is a network of 18 Clinical Centers working in cooperation with screening sites throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. This network is dedicated to the study, prevention, and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.
This is the blog for Blood Sugar 101.
Visit the main Blood Sugar 101 Web Site to learn more about how blood sugar works, what blood sugar levels cause organ damage, what blood sugar levels are safe and how to achieve those safe blood sugar levels.
Diabetes Voice is the quarterly magazine of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.
DiabetesFriends.net is free social network for diabetics or people with an interest in diabetes.
Diabetes Health is the essential resource for people living with diabetes, both newly diagnosed and experienced.
The Mission of Diabetes In Control is to be the world leader of current and accurate on-line diabetes information for medical professionals.
Diabetes Monitor provides a comprehensive collection of information on diabetes, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We have a vast library of original articles covering topics such as diabetic supplies, nutrition and exercise, Medicare and glucose meters. We also offer an assortment of tools and resources that are not available from any other single source
The Diabetes Mall provides excellent information and products focused exclusively on diabetes. Our expertise in diabetes and commitment to providing easy-to-understand, cutting-edge information allows us to provide valuable resources...
Diabetic Connect is a social network that empowers people living with diabetes. We make it easy to start conversations, share treatments, read and post treatment recommendations, and much more.
We provide tools for our members to discuss the topics that they are passionate about. While the content is important, it is the sharing of a news story, the discovery of the latest treatments and the conversations between members that sets us apart.
We continue to provide the latest information to make sure that our readers become informed medical consumers.
Stay connected with diabetes information with dlife.
Friends With Diabetes
We offer quality education about controlling diabetes and incorporating it into the Jewish tradition and lifestyle.
To create a social media platform exclusive to those living with diabetes that facilitates meaningful friend support through it's unique communicative offerings and tangible reward incentives.
Idaho Plate Method
The Idaho plate method is used for diabetes meal planning. It also works well for weight loss, teaching good nutrition, and improving blood glucose and lipids.
Type 2 diabetes and obesity present an enormous economic and social cost, and as such there is a compelling case for prevention.
Insulin Nation® delivers comprehensive information about the technology and science of diabetes therapy, and curates the best, most relevant news for the 6.5 million people in the US who take insulin. Topics covered include diabetes-specific technology and medicine, the science behind a potential cure, wearable and wireless health tech, the rich data produced by meters, pumps, and CGMs, and the people and organizations that impact the everyday lives of our readers – the “Citizens” of Insulin Nation.
Islets of Hope
Providing links to online diabetes community discussions, diabetes news, and much more.
Jewish Diabetes Association
The JDA (Jewish Diabetes Association) is the nation's first and leading Jewish non-profit, non-sectarian health organization devoted to diabetes education and advocacy.
Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center is the only diabetes institution in the world that goes beyond a single focus. With efforts in these three critical areas, a synergy develops: researchers, clinicians and educators collaborate in ways that produce cutting-edge scientific discovery, unique clinical care models and pioneering educational strategies.
Web pages dealing with On-line Diabetes Resources, is updated with the latest information .
Diabetes is a disease that perhaps more than any other depends much more on the patient than on the doctor. Hence, the purpose of this website is to provide you with honest and accurate information to help you manage your diabetes.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
NDIC was established in 1978 to increase knowledge and understanding about diabetes among patients, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDIC works closely with NIDDK's Diabetes Research and Training Centers; the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP); professional, patient, and voluntary associations; Government agencies; and State health departments to identify and respond to informational needs about diabetes and its management.
No Limits Diabetes
NO LIMITS DIABETES (also known as Diabetic Teens Without Boundaries), grew out of the desires of teens who, in their younger years, had participated in camps for children with diabetes, but felt that they now needed programs that brought REAL challenges to help prepare them for the rest of their lives.
Open Insulin Project
We're a team of Bay Area biohackers working on newer, simpler, less expensive ways to make insulin.
Prevent Blindness America
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year
Scott's Web Log
44, consultant, writer, speaker, brother, son, friend, partner, person with autoimmune (type 1) diabetes, former pumper, thinker, dreamer. Patients need to read the medical and scientific literature themselves before drawing conclusions. The popular press loves to publish abbreviated facts to fit into limited space, mine does not mince words or leave key facts out.
Six Until Me
I started Six Until Me in May of 2005 because I was tired of Googling “diabetes” and coming up with little more than a list of complications and frightening stories. Where were all the people who were living with this disease, like I have been since I was a little girl? Was I the only diabetic out there who felt alone?
The American Diabetes Association launched the Stop Diabetes movement during American Diabetes Month (November) 2009. Since then, over 677,728 people have joined this movement to take a stand against this disease, demonstrating that even when it comes to a disease that affects each of us in different ways, we are stronger when we unite against it.
Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes
Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval.
Taking Control of your Diabetes
TCOYD's Mission is to educate and motivate people with diabetes and their loved ones, to take a more active role in their condition, in order to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.
The Diabetes News
The Diabetic News will keep you well informed and up to date with the latest developments in diabetes related health.
The Diabetes Quiz
The Diabetes Quiz is an educational program to help
kids and adults learn about Diabetes.
The Diabetic Newsletter
The Diabetic Newsletter is widely regarded as one of the best diabetes-related newsletters online. Sent every other Monday since 1999, each issue features diabetic-friendly recipes, diabetes-related articles, news about treatments, therapy and medications, diabetes and health factoids, and useful information relating to cooking and health.
The Islet Foundation
TIF is focusing on islet replacement without immunosuppression, a procedure which many believe will allow people with diabetes to continuously maintain normal blood sugar levels, without the crude intervention of injected insulin, and without the many short-term and long-term problems associated with this process of disease management.
We believe that the purpose of technology is to help people. We are giving diabetes data a place to live. We’re taking open source approaches that have been proven in areas from banking to search to security, and we’re applying the same principles to diabetes software. You’d think we’d be late to the party, but we’re the first ones here.
Tu Diabetes is an Online Community where the members help each other out, educate ourselves and share the steps we take every day to stay healthy while living with this very serious condition.
Type 1 Parents is a community for Parents with Diabetic kids. We are more than your typical support group you will find on the net. We not only support our members, but also give them a place to be themselves to discuss a variety of topics.