What Poop May Tell Us about Type 1 Diabetes

It is now clear that over recent generations there has been a distinct rise in Type 1 diabetes. You may never have considered that scientists on the vanguard of this mystery are looking in a surprising place for answers: our poop. The increase of T1D conflicts with the general understanding of the disease as essentially a matter of genetics. Researchers believe that there must also be environmental influences, as yet undiscovered, that make T1D more likely to develop. There are many theories on potential the identity of these environmental factors.…

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‘I Feel Like a New Person!’ — Diet Doctor

When Ruth, 59, carried her first child, she went from trim to obese in a short span of time. And even after giving birth, she just couldn’t get back to her pre-pregnancy weight. What’s more, her health also worsened, and she ended up with a long list of health concerns over the years. To lose weight, Ruth “tried all the diets,” but nothing worked — until she finally went on the keto diet in 2017. Here, Ruth shares her full story, which has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Ruth’s…

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Abbott and Tandem Partner to Combine FreeStyle Libre with t:slim Insulin Pump

Abbott and Tandem Diabetes Care announced that they have finalized an agreement to develop and commercialize integrated diabetes solutions that combine Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology with Tandem’s insulin delivery systems to provide more options for people to manage their diabetes. The companies first announced their intention to work together in October 2019, and this resulting agreement covers the technical development of device integration and associated commercial support activities. “We’re excited to integrate our insulin delivery systems with Abbott’s glucose-sensing technology, and we look forward to expanding options for our customers so…

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Highlights from ADA 2020 – Diabetes Daily

Access to Care and Policy Diabetes Technology The Next Generation of Automated Insulin Delivery Systems for People with Type 1 Diabetes – Updates from Four New Clinical Trials The first day of ADA featured data on four clinical trials of the newest automated insulin delivery (AID) systems. In what was a packed (virtual) room, the session began with three highly anticipated presentations of studies on Medtronic’s MiniMed 780G Advanced Hybrid Closed Loop System (AHCL). Dr. Bruce Bode, presented the US adult pivotal trial. Here are the main results: Big news…

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Enlightened Low-Carb, High-Protein, Guiltless Ice Cream – Diabetes Daily

If you are looking for a guilt-free substitution for your favorite ice cream, Enlightened is the brand for you. While some of its competitors’ products lack flavor and the creaminess that I know ice cream to be, Enlightened delivers amazing taste and rich, creamy consistency that will make you think you are eating the real thing. And with it being low-carb and high-protein, you can indulge without worrying about a blood sugar rollercoaster ride. Who Are They When Michael Shoretz’s father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Michael became very…

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Lisa Awards 2020, Powerhouses in Our Diabetes World and One Personal Recognition

So hard to fathom that eleven years has gone by that our sweet Lisa left this world.  But she went out with a voice shouting from the mountaintops and it’s in the memory of that voice that I keep the promise I gave to my Little Brother (honorary), Mark, that in honor of his wife I would bestow The Lisa Award each year to those who understand The Power of One. It’s given to people who, in their own way, change the world just like Lisa did.  This is a…

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5 Low-Carb Ice Cream Flavors to Try This Summer – Diabetes Daily

People with diabetes are often discouraged to have ice cream as dessert because of its high sugar content. Fortunately, many health-conscious confectioners have come to our rescue with their kitchen innovations. Here we feature five low-carb ice cream recipes that you and your family will love! Keto Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream Avocado is popular in the diabetes community because it is a highly nutritious fruit with just a fraction of sugar. Considered superfood, avocados are loaded with fiber, potassium, fiber, healthy fats, and other nutrients. Use this as your base…

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The Benefits of Working from Home with Diabetes – Diabetes Daily

COVID-19 has officially changed the way the world runs. More than ever, people are staying home (whether by choice or mandate), spending more time with their families, avoiding public events, and yes, working from home. Essential employees, such as frontline healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, sanitation crews and workers rendering city services, are still having to report in person, but COVID-19 has made a third of Americans (over 100 million people) switch to home work. This can be extremely beneficial if you live with a disability or chronic disease, and…

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Crunchy Keto Cheese Taco Shells – Diabetes Daily

This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission. Looking for keto-friendly ways to enjoy taco night? While traditional corn or flour tortillas are high in carbs, there are a few low carb options. The easiest method is to ditch the shell and just mix the ingredients together in a bowl. You can also find a few low carb tortilla brands at the store. Or just make your own cauliflower, coconut flour, or almond flour tortillas right at home! Of course, these do take a little time to make.…

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Will Weekly Basal Insulin be Game Changer?

Called “transformational” by its lead investigator, a new weekly basal insulin cleared a major hurdle by posting positive results in a phase 2 trial, lowering glucose just as safely and effectively as traditional 24-hour insulin injections. Pharmaceutical companies have been working on a weekly basal insulin for more than a decade, but the recent release of trial results by Novo Nordisk suddenly brings the concept into much greater focus. Novo Nordisk’s new product is named “icodec” insulin, a long-acting basal insulin analogue with a half-life of 196 hours (a touch…

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