Can People with Type 1 Diabetes Also Get Type 2?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin As a response to several different factors, some individuals with type 1 diabetes can also develop characteristics of type 2 diabetes. Find out what may put you at risk and how you can try to prevent and manage ‘double diabetes.’ While people are […]

Your Brain and Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Brett Goerl and Matthew Garza Recent studies have shown a link between brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and diabetes.  Unfortunately, these conditions are becoming more common as our population grows older. Find out more and ways to improve brain health. What are neurodegenerative diseases? The […]

Michelle L. Litchman Focuses on Diabetes Program Accessibility for People Who Are Deaf

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Kayla Hui, MPH Michelle L. Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FADCES, assistant professor at the college of nursing at the University of Utah and medical director for Diabetes One-Day Education and Care Program at the Utah Diabetes of Endocrinology Center, was selected as a […]

Asian Isn’t a Monolith: Why More Specific Data Matters in Diabetes Research

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Kayla Hui, MPH In the United States, diabetes affects 20 percent of the Asian American population, but that broad statistic doesn’t paint the whole picture. Despite being the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, health outcomes are often categorized by broad racial and […]

Teplizumab: Can We Delay the Onset of Type 1?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Dr. Francine Kaufman Provention Bio’s new injectable drug was recommended by an FDA committee for approval on May 25, 2021. Studies show that teplizumab can delay, for people at risk for type 1, the onset of the condition for two years or more. Learn what […]

The PROTECT Study

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Let’s face it, there are a lot of research studies out there, and we mean… a lot. But one you should definitely know about is The PROTECT Study. Especially if you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with type 1 […]

Will Insulin in a Pill Soon Become a Reality?

Since insulin was first discovered and isolated for therapeutic use nearly 100 years ago, most everyone with insulin-dependent diabetes has had to rely on exogenous insulin, given in the form of injections, whether via an insulin pump or multiple daily shots every single day of their lives (inhalable insulin was approved by the FDA in […]

New Study Shows Greater Risk for Severe COVID-19 Among People with Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler New results from the CORONADO study reveal that one in five people with COVID-19 and diabetes die within 28 days of hospital admission. The main predictors of severe illness are older age and diabetes complications.  In May, the CORONADO study revealed that one in ten people with […]

Metformin May Reduce Your Risk of Death from COVID-19 Infection

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler The use of metformin – the most common initial medication for people with type 2 diabetes – was associated with a lower rate of mortality from COVID-19 among people with diabetes in a study in Alabama, confirming five previous studies. Do you take metformin? […]

How Racial Bias Impacts Health Outcomes

COVID-19 is killing black Americans at three times the rate of white Americans. But it is not just COVID-19. Four hundred years of systematic discrimination has created systems that leave black people with dramatically worse health outcomes than others. Many living with diabetes have faced discrimination in their lifetime. Diabetes still poses barriers to getting […]