Misdiagnosed with the Wrong Diabetes! Stories from Our Community

Misdiagnosis is shockingly common among patients with diabetes. One study, for example, revealed that about 25% of new patients with type 1 diabetes had previously been misdiagnosed with some other ailment, typically either type 2 diabetes (in adults) or bacterial and viral infections (in children). And some patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes may actually […]

Study: An Old Blood Pressure Pill May Help New Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Medical review by Dr. Elizabeth Gomez  Verapamil, a widely-used hypertension drug, may help adults with newly-diagnosed diabetes preserve their natural ability to secrete insulin. A new study has advanced an explanation for how the medication works to protect the beta cells from immune system attacks. Unlike many other potential diabetes drug therapies, this one doesn’t […]

Adolescence, Stigma, and Owning Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Katie Bacon Katie Bacon is a writer and editor based in Boston. Her daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in August, 2012, when she was six. Katie’s writing about diabetes has appeared on TheAtlantic.com and ASweetLife. Katie has also written for The New York […]

Dr. Steven Edelman on Hypoglycemia + Glucagon

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Alexi Melvin Dr. Steve Edelman, MD, is a diabetes specialist as well as the Founder of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) — an organization focused on empowering those with diabetes and encouraging them to “take a more active role managing their diabetes, and being […]

Insulin at 100: An Inspirational but Complicated History

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By James S. Hirsch The discovery of insulin promised a new age for an ancient condition but introduced unexpected challenges. James S. Hirsch explores the riveting history of this miracle drug on its 100th anniversary. PART 1: The Discovery It was hailed as a miracle cure, a […]

Research Perspectives From a 50-Year Diabetes Medalist

By Chris Stiehl, T1D patient for over 61 years, so far The Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School began in 1893 when its founder, Elliott P. Joslin, MD, first developed his interest in diabetes care. This center was among the first-ever dedicated to the study of diabetes. It is well-known for many discoveries and […]

Would You Restrict Carbs to Ease Diabetes Management? (ADA 2020)

Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are currently living at a time of a big diabetes technology boom. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and insulin pumps are becoming more popular and offer the promise of better glycemic management and more freedom and peace of mind. As research and clinical trials on automated insulin delivery systems […]

Research Trends with Dr. Maria: Beta Cells, Botox, and More

Dr. Maria Muccioli holds degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology and has over ten years of research experience in the immunology field. She is currently a professor of biology at Stratford University and a science writer at Diabetes Daily. Dr. Maria has been living well with type 1 diabetes since 2008 and is […]

What Should I Do If I Have Symptoms of COVID-19?

As the global viral outbreak continues, you may be wondering what special considerations there are for people with diabetes to keep in mind. In particular, what should you do if you begin to experience symptoms consistent with the infection? This article reviews the most common COVID-19 symptoms, discusses potential issues specific to people with diabetes, […]

GivingTuesday: Donate for Diabetes

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement? Learn more and consider donating to a diabetes organization of your choice. Source: diabetesdaily.com