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Type 1 diabetes-focused group discussions. Topics of discussion cover methods of diagnosis, monitoring options, treatment options and perspectives on living with diabetes. Commentary on new innovations and research findings in the diabetes field can also be found here.
KGB Combining an insulin pump with a continuous glucose monitor and an IPhone demonstrated positive results in terms of improving blood sugar levels for users. Promising results that may give an idea of the benefits that could come with an artificial pancreas: goo.gl
KGB Interesting article in NEJM showing that the rates of diabetes-related complications declined significantly in the US from 1990 through 2010. Complications tracked included amputation, end-stage kidney disease, heart attack, stroke and death from hyperglycemia: www.nejm.org
MH Study advances case that having a feedback loop (ability to sense glucose levels combined with ability to deliver or not deliver insulin) can be helpful in Type 1 Diabetes. Study evaluated use of a "threshold-suspend" feature in which insulin was withheld from the user during sleep if blood glucose levels were noted to be low. Results are encouraging: goo.gl
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Type 2 diabetes-focused group discussions. Topics of discussion cover methods of diagnosis, monitoring options, treatment options and perspectives on living with diabetes. Commentary on new innovations and research findings in the diabetes field can also be found here.
ShirleyPowell2000 A recent clinical study demonstrated positive results from a device that is inserted beneath the skin in the abdomen to deliver anti-diabetes drugs on a continous basis for a year. This would be the first only injection-free GLP-1 therapy goo.gl
philbee It's great to have a community to share thoughts, ideas, etc! My doctor has been working with me to get off of Metformin if I can keep my weight and H1C reading down for a sustained period... However, the following article is interesting about some potential benefits of the drug: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Blog/David-Spero/metformin-wonder-drug/