Tag: Type 1 Diabetes

What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

– Hi, I’m Dr. Huhn. Let me talk to you about type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is often seen in younger people, probably below the age of 20. And it’s caused by an autoimmune condition. So the immune system starts to recognize the cells within the pancreas that produce insulin, and the immune system…

By Jose Scott November 6, 2019 0

HBA1C Diabetes Blood Test

How do we really look at people’s blood sugars and know what is going on? Well for most people they will do finger prick testing and they might check their blood sugars in the morning or throughout the day and that gives them a clear indication of what their blood sugar is. But the problem…

By Jose Scott November 5, 2019 0

Diabetes and Sugar

Sugar- should I or shouldn’t I? I get this question from people with diabetes and also people who are friends or relatives of people with diabetes. They’ve asked me, can or should someone who has diabetes eat sugar. Here’s the deal- there’s only two reasons someone with diabetes should be eating sugar. Reason number one,…

By Jose Scott November 2, 2019 1

Could a Vaccine Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

[♪ INTRO] Measles, mumps, and polio, these are things we can prevent with a vaccine. But scientists are looking to add a surprising entry to that list: Type 1 diabetes. Which, unlike the others, is not an infectious disease. You can’t share a sugar-free soda with your diabetic friend and suddenly lose your ability to…

By Jose Scott October 29, 2019 100