Review: I Tried the CeQur Simplicity Insulin Patch

The CeQur Simplicity is a mealtime insulin patch. This new, unique device needs a bit of explanation. It is not an insulin pump. It attaches to the body, and then it does exactly one thing: With a click, it delivers two units of fast-acting insulin. If you use multiple daily injections (MDI) of fast-acting insulin […]

Could There Be a Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin In the search for new and innovative ways to treat type 1 diabetes, researchers have looked to develop therapies that protect or improve the body’s ability to produce its own insulin. Learn about the basics of a vaccine currently in development and how […]

Study: Higher Insulin Doses May Increase Cancer Risks in Type 1 Diabetes

A new analysis has suggested that people with type 1 diabetes that use larger amounts of insulin have an increased risk of cancer. The news arrived in the form of a research letter published by JAMA Oncology, written by Wenjun Zhong, PhD, a statistician with pharmaceutical giant Merck, and Yuanjie Mao, MD, PhD, a professor of endocrinology […]

Explaining the Research: What Will It Take To Cure Diabetes?

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Julia Sclafani People with type 1 diabetes have heard that a cure is five or 10 years away for many years. This moving target and lack of clarity into what’s happening behind the scenes has left many people in our community feeling frustrated. The […]

The Role of Exercise in Improving Gestational Diabetes Outcomes

This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. By Adeline Jasinski Gestational diabetes affects as many as 1 in 10 pregnancies in the US and can have negative consequences for both the parent and the baby. Proper exercise may help you prevent or manage your gestational diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Keto vs. Mediterranean: Should We Be Eating More Fruit, Legumes, and Whole Grains?

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has published the results of a new trial pitting the keto diet against a lower-carb Mediterranean diet for individuals with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Each diet restricted carbs, but the Mediterranean diet included generous amounts of fruit, legumes, and whole grains. Which diet had a more powerful effect […]

10 Things I Learned Working With an Online Registered Dietitian

Recently, I’ve had several difficult months managing my blood sugar. I was continuously having nighttime highs and couldn’t seem to pinpoint why. I’d also have days where my glucose remained above 200 mg/dL without even eating a morsel of food. Ten pounds have slowly crept back up on the scale. I started to feel very […]

Gestational Diabetes Was Already Growing like Crazy. Then COVID Happened.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the rate of gestational diabetes in the United States has positively exploded in recent years. Some of that gain is likely associated with the COVID-19 pandemic – which has also sent cases of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes skyrocketing […]

Will Sitting Less Help Reduce Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Adeline Jasinski Getting up and moving around throughout the day may reduce your risk for diabetes. Learn how to incorporate more movement in your day to help reduce the amount of time you are sitting still. Americans spend a lot of time sitting down. Whether […]

Can Your A1c Be Too Low?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Mike Natter. Almost everyone who lives with diabetes is already familiar with the A1C test. Your A1C is an estimate of your average blood sugar levels over the previous several months; many people with diabetes are originally diagnosed with the results of an A1C test. It is still the most important […]