An Overview of Diabetes Mellitus in the US Armed Forces (Active Component), 2008-2015

Research Paper Title Diabetes mellitus, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2015. Abstract From 2008 through 2015, a total of 9,092 incident cases of diabetes mellitus (DM) were reported among active component service members (incidence rate 82.8 cases per 100,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The overall incidence rate of type 1 DM was 3.0 cases per 100,000 p-yrs.… Read More


What is the Microvascular Reactivity to Thermal Stimulation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus & Polyneuropathy?

Research Paper Title Microvascular Reactivity to Thermal Stimulation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Polyneuropathy. Background The study aimed to investigate local thermally induced microvascular reactivity in patients with type 1 (T1DM) or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and polyneuropathy and to compare it with healthy controls. Methods A hundred and fourteen subjects were investigated… Read More

Type 1 Diabetes: The Pancreas & Transforming Non-Beta Cells

What an incredible transformation: A protein that persuades normal pancreatic cells to make insulin could help people with type 1 diabetes avoid daily injections. Insulin keeps the amount of glucose in our blood at a safe level. But in type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that makes insulin.… Read More

Type 1 Diabetes: Sensor, Pump, Action!

Research Paper Title Home Use of an Artificial Beta Cell in Type 1 Diabetes. Background The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of prolonged use of an artificial beta cell (closed-loop insulin-delivery system) in the home setting have not been established. Methods In two multi-centre, crossover, randomised, controlled studies conducted under free-living home conditions, the researchers compared… Read More

Australia & Diabetes: I Like Being Accurate!

Headline: New diet and exercise programme helps people with type 2 diabetes cut medication ADELAIDE researchers have developed a diet and exercise program the CSIRO says has proven highly effective in reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes, including an average 40 per cent reduction in medication levels. Some people in the trial were able… Read More

Type 1 Diabetes & Inability To Produce Insulin: Straight Forward, Yes?

So you think type 1 diabetes is simple – an autoimmune disease that usually starts in the first two decades of life and causes complete inability to produce insulin? Two new studies challenge the familiar paradigm. One is outlined below the other can be found in the references at the end. Research Paper Title Most… Read More

What Have Dogs Got To Do With Diabetes?

If you are a prospective parent with a family history of type 1 diabetes, consider getting a dog before you have babies. A Finnish cohort study shows that indoor dog exposure is associated with a small reduction in incident type 1 diabetes in children who are genetically susceptible. Having a dog to share your baby’s… Read More