Day in and day out, for years on end, millions of people with diabetes prick their fingers to test their blood sugar level. And many may wonder if all the careful eating, exercise and medication it takes to keep those levels under control is really worth it. A major new study should encourage them to keep going for the long haul.
Research program will investigate an exciting new hypothesis about lost beta cell function in type 1 diabetes that may change our basic understanding of the disease and lead to novel prevention and restoration therapies.
University of Michigan hosts its annual World Diabetes Day Health Fair Saturday in Ann Arbor. Hear how others with diabetes are managing the disease, participate in free screenings, have your medications reviewed and learn about clinical trials that need your help.
Anyone who has seen a young relative cope with a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes – or an adult relative handle the daily demands of the lifelong illness – knows what a toll it can take. Now, it’s even easier than ever for relatives of type 1 diabetes patients to help U-M researchers in the search for ways to prevent or delay the disease.
For the millions of Americans at risk for heart disease or diabetes, a diet that includes tart cherries might actually be better than what the doctor ordered, according to new animal research from the University of Michigan Health System.