We've passed the mid-way point in National Diabetes Month , which calls for awareness and education of diabetes to the general public and fostering a sense of community for all who have diabetes. Diabetes is affecting more and more people and their families and friends every year - to the tune of 23.6 million in the U.S. alone , hence this push for outreach and education are both necessary and noble. I hope that this sense of unified community begins from within the Diabetes Community itself, where I've found a fracture between those with Type 1 and those with Type 2. There have been times when I've been privy to comparisons, comments and banter (sometimes none to friendly) that have been tossed between the two D camps. The division between the two conditions can be likened to some of the other schisms that have occurred in cultures or religions, creating two distinct factions, like the Protestants v. the Catholics, or the Orange Irish v. the Green Irish, or Working Moms v. ...
Neuropathy is such a common and painful complication of diabetes that I watch out for all research reports about it, no matter now preliminary. Half of all of us who have diabetes have some form of neuropathy .
Phase 1 research that points the way to reversing diabetic neuropathy is worth paying attention to, even though it is years from becoming available to most of us ( Learn about clinical trials here ). Two posters presented at last month’s American Diabetes Association’s 66th Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C., which HealthCentral.com sent me to cover, couldn’t fail to grab my attention.
The posters, 1989-PO and 7-LB ( You can find them by searching here ), reported that 18 people with diabetic neuropathy had less pain and numbness after their treatment. All side effects were mild. The treatment was a drug that Sangamo BioSciences Inc. in Richmond, California, is developing.
A press release that the company sent me after the ADA meeting says that it has the “potential for ...
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