Young type 2 diabetics face severe problems

The first long-term study of children diagnosed with type 2, or “adult-onset” diabetes, shows that as young adults, many suffer from severe complications, including kidney disease, miscarriages, and death. The study, though small, is ringing alarm bells for researchers here at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association, giving weight to predictions that a growing […]

Cooking up a balance

New approaches help diabetics make tasty food Last year, in the middle of a teenage whirl of high school, friends, and sports, Emma Lowenstein’s life changed. The Chevy Chase, Md., teenager, now 15, was diagnosed with type 1, or juvenile, diabetes. Her mother says she never saw it coming. Emma had symptoms, she says, including […]

Researchers weigh in on soaring diabetes rates

More than 19 million Americans have diabetes, and if rates continue to soar, there could be 30 million suffering from the chronic, sometimes fatal, disease by 2050. Diabetes is “a side effect of prosperity” that is growing alarmingly around the world, says Christopher Saudek, director of the diabetes center at Johns Hopkins University. “Any nation […]

Diabetes: A lesson in living

Diabetes can’t chill an adventurous Will Will Cross wants the world to know that diabetes doesn’t have to mean disability. To prove that, Cross, who was diagnosed 25 years ago at age 9 with type 1 diabetes, is getting ready to trek across the Antarctic to the South Pole. The expedition will set out in […]

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