Breakthroughs in Pancreatic Cell Replacement: The ViaCyte Interview

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Manasi Sinha Jaiman, M.D., M.P.H., Vice President of Clinical Development, and Mark Daniels, Senior Director of Clinical Development, of ViaCyte, “a regenerative medicine company focused on delivering novel stem cell-derived cell replacement therapies as a functional cure for all type 1 diabetes and a next-generation treatment […]

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Kedgeree

Fragrant golden spicy rice with chunky flakes of smoked haddock and boiled eggs. Kedgeree is typically a breakfast or brunch meal, but we eat it as a main meal in our house. Rice is high in carbs, but for some can be a well tolerated carb. For me personally, rice was one of my best carbs […]

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Savvy Pets, 4/30/21: Another T1D with Chicks: Lazer, Stormy, Barny, Pepper, Chipmunk (Chip), and Spyder

By now you must be wondering if there is a new trend of T1Ds raising chickens!  I don’t know but maybe!!!   Please meet, again, Gail (T1D, business owner, fiddle player, stand-up jokester and vocalist) and her husband Michael, who I featured over a year ago with her shepherd mix pups.  Gail was also my first […]

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Can supplements improve the risk of gestational diabetes?

In a nutshell This review looked at whether dietary supplements can prevent gestational diabetes. It found that some supplements, including vitamin D and myo-inositol, could reduce diabetes for pregnant women. Some background 1 in 5 pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes (GD). GD involves the body not responding well to the hormone insulin, which controls […]

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Are steroid eye implants effective for treating diabetic macular edema in real life?

In a nutshell This study looked at the real-life use of fluocinolone acetonide (Iluvien) inserts for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). They found that this treatment results in a significant increase in vision over three years.   Some background DME is a major cause of vision loss in diabetic patients. DME consists of the accumulation of fluid […]

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Which type of insulin is best for avoiding hypoglycemia in patients with high risk type 2 diabetes?

In a nutshell This study compared the risk of hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose levels) for insulin glargine 300 U/ml (Gla-300; Toujeo) and standard-of-care basal insulin (SOC-BI) at patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with risk factors for hypoglycemia. It found that Gla-300 was associated with a lower risk of hypoglycemia than SOC-BI. Some background Patients with T2D often […]

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