Tag Archives: Diabetes

My New Bellybutton, Losing (Almost) Forty Pounds, and How Diabetes May Have Saved My Life

Have you ever had an umbilical hernia before? Ever seen one? They can be hideous things when your insides decide they want to be on the outside with all the “cool” organs. Mine was not hideous. I mean, it wasn’t cute, but it was definitely not vomit-inducing, or even cringe-worthy. Just a little bump on… Read More »

Pancreas on a Chip to Study Causes and Treatments of Diabetes

Dysfunction of the pancreas is related to a number of diseases, most famously diabetes. Conditions such as cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), are particularly difficult to study in a laboratory setting, but researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have now developed a device, and an accompanying methodology, to mimic the functionality of the human pancreas.… Read More »

Staying Healthy With Type 2 Diabetes

You might have heard that type 2 diabetes is the “better” form of diabetes to have (compared with type 1), but that’s not exactly right. While some people with type 2 can control the condition with oral medication and simple lifestyle tweaks, others need stronger treatment. What’s more, the long-term consequences of having type 2… Read More »