Biohackers With Diabetes Are Making Their Own Insulin: Meet the Good Guys

Biohackers With Diabetes Are Making Their Own Insulin

The Open Insulin Project, a biohacker collective that is trying to produce the life-saving drug and provide it to people with diabetes for free, or close to it. Diabetes has become the most expensive disease in the United States, The Open Insulin Project believes one solution to the pricing crisis lies in enabling patients and hospitals to create insulin themselves. 

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Can Workplace Bullying & Violence be Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Workplace Bullying & Violence be a risk factors for type 2 diabetes?

A multi-cohort study with meta-analysis was conducted to examine whether employees exposed to social stressors at work, such as workplace bullying and violence, have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The study included 45,905 men and women (40–65 years old and not diabetes at the start of the study) from four studies conducted in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

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Bad Things Come in Small (Sugar) Packages, Too

Sugars in foods

The amount of sugar (or really glucose, technically speaking) is tightly regulated in the human bloodstream. A normal blood sugar (glucose) is under 100 mg/dL, and when the sugar rises to between 100 mg/dL to 125 mg/dL the serious medical conditions of glucose intolerance, pre-diabetes are diagnosed. Once above 125 mg/dL diabetes is diagnosed. As more research is done, the optimal blood glucose number goes lower and lower. The bottom line is you want to keep the blood sugar as low as you can for optimal health.

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The New American Academy of Pediatrics Diabetes Guidelines for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics published their guidelines for children with diabetes last week. They suggest giving kids insulin and metformin, monitor their HbA1C and start a lifestyle modification program, including nutrition and physical activity. But did they suggest cutting back on carbohydrates? Dana Carpender evaluates the new guidelines and gives us her own...based on real science and years of research.

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I Have Insulin Resistance, Now What? (Part 3 of 3, Who Am I?)

Valerie Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Looking for the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance is only the beginning of the journey - there is a bigger issue. A major problem lies in the attitude and standards of practice for health care professionals. Valerie Berkowitz continues to look at her history with insulin resistance to help guide you to learn how to feed yourself with what your body really needs.

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