Should We Be Screening Every Single Child for Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

If Type 1 diabetes struck you or a family member, it may well have seemed completely random, unpredictable, and unpreventable. It’s less random than it might seem—with a drop of blood, doctors can roughly estimate the risk of developing the condition, even in a newborn baby. And while the condition cannot yet be prevented, education […]

Appetite, Genetics, and Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Wildly Fluctuating. Republished with permission.Are thin people thin because they have incredible self-control whereas overweight people have very little? Or could their genetics play a large role? A story in the New York Times suggests the latter. They describe people with a version of a particular gene, MCR4, who are simply almost never […]