Artificial Pancreas – Good News For Diabetes Patients

Type-1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, caused when the body mistakenly destroys pancreatic cells that produce hormones like insulin and glucagon that control blood sugar. High glucose levels damage tiny blood vessels, which in turn can lead to blindness, heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. People can lose toes, feet or legs to amputation. When… Read More Artificial Pancreas – Good News For Diabetes Patients

Differences between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone necessary to convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy needed for daily life.┬áType 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes share the problem of high levels of blood sugar. ┬áThe inability to control blood sugar causes the… Read More Differences between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes and Me

Originally posted on margaretgriffin:
My diagnosis of Diabetes Type 2 was not a surprise but still unwelcome – like an unpopular family member moving in to stay. I had all the risk factors: fifty, family and fat. The immediate effects were emotional – anger and resentment and psychological – grief and depression. The greatest impact…