Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious and chronic illness that can affect men, women and children. It is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes, typically has an onset in childhood although it can be diagnosed in adults as well. While the causes are not well known, this condition has a large genetic component and occurs when the body is not able to produce it’s own insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes is typically diagnosed in adults, although it has recently been diagnosed in children as well. While there is a genetic component to type 2 diabetes, the condition can also be brought on by lifestyle. If a patient is diagnosed as being pre-diabetic this means their body has started to build a tolerance to glucose. They can prevent the occurrence of diabetes by adapting healthy lifestyle habits including a low-sugar diet and exercise.
Learn more about the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Read on natural and traditional treatments, information on monitoring glucose levels and taking insulin, and how to parent a child with diabetes. Comment on articles with your questions and share your own experience! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Pancreatic Tissue Engineering

The goal of pancreatic tissue engineering is to restore diabetes patients’ ability to produce insulin. Scientists are researching ways to improve pancreatic tissue engineering methods. With the current diabetes epidemic, the success of pancreatic tissue engineering could benefit many lives

A List of Symptoms for Diabetes

Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. Apparently, the type of diet, genetic make up and overall lifestyle are some of the most commonly attributed factors which induce the onset of the disease. But what are the symptoms that we should be aware of if we are to suspect diabetes?