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Diabetes

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin. Not sure what that means? Read more

Recommended Treatment:

Diabetes is a common disease, yet every individual needs unique care. We encourage people with diabetes and their families to learn as much as possible about the latest medical therapies and approaches, as well as healthy lifestyle choices.  Read more

Research Articles:

Learn about exciting recent advances attributable to American Diabetes Association-funded researchers. Read full article

News and Updates:

High blood glucose levels up colorectal cancer risk in older women

November 29, 2011

Postmenopausal women with the highest blood glucose levels were nearly twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer over 12 years than those who had the lowest levels, a study showed…Read more

Laura Shin: Bone Marrow Stem Cells Hold Promise for Treating Diabetes-related Foot Complications

 

 

”…clinical scientist Laura Shin, from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, aspires to achieve an effective therapy for diabetic foot complications through the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), a type of stem cell that can be isolated from adult bone marrow.” …Read full article

 

 

 

 

 

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Living with Diabetes – Seniors

Here you will find a number of tips and specialized content to help with your later years so you can live a healthy life and see your grandchildren grow into beautiful and healthy men and women.

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