The idea that all of that monitoring could be going on passively, through a contact lens, is especially promising for the world’s 382 million diabetics who need insulin and keep a close watch on their blood sugar.
The idea of a vaccine for type 1 diabetes certainly seems farfetched today but don’t count out the fact that in the future there may be such a vaccine.
The generic diabetes drug Metformin, which has been around for years, is being studied as a possible wonder drug in the battle against cancer.
Think about a world where we could eat all we want without sacrificing our health. In the laboratory that may be possible, at least in mice with a certain anti-cancer gene.
America is facing a health crisis – diabetes. It causes heart problems and much more including a potential loss if vision.
The rise in Type 2 diabetes is concerning because if it is not controlled it can cause long term damage of the blood vessels, the eyes and the kidneys.
Living a lifestyle that leads to the control of diabetes can be better than living a careless life and not having the condition.
Researchers have found that there is an increased relationship between severe hypoglycemia and death. There is also double the risk of a non-fatal heart attack and stroke.
by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop plaques in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s. A Japanese study followed 135 elderly participants for thirty five years.