Diabetes

A B.C.-led clinical trial is showing promise for a drug to cure Type 1 diabetes. (Credit: Pixabay/stevepb)

B.C. clinical trial showing promising signs for Type 1 diabetes cure

Two of four completed participants no longer require insulin, study lead says

 

67 per cent of British Columbians with type two diabetes say their diabetes makes them feel isolated, and 76 per cent feel they are being judged for their diabetes and can’t be honest with their loved ones about their condition. (stevepb/Pixabay)
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British Columbians with Type 2 diabetes are struggling with their mental health: survey

Federal diabetes strategy must include emotional support

 

The province has instituted Pharmacare coverage for insulin pumps that monitor diabetics’ blood glucose levels. Wikimedia Commons

Access to diabetic equipment great, but shortage of specialists troubling

Reader applauds government move, but wait times to see doctors a roadblock to receiving monitors

  • Jun 14, 2018

 

Ryan Rock shows off a new glucose monitoring device called the Freestyle Libre. He has only had it for a week, but says he now has a much better understanding of his blood sugar levels and how to control them. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria man says new device helps him better control his diabetes

Ryan Rock thrilled with ease of use, but FreeStyle Libre not for everyone, pharmacist warns

Ryan Rock shows off a new glucose monitoring device called the Freestyle Libre. He has only had it for a week, but says he now has a much better understanding of his blood sugar levels and how to control them. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Trisha Cunliffe and her son, Lucas, a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation youth ambassador, share a hug at last year’s Telus/JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Photo by Janet Kitner

Juvenile diabetes fundraiser walk coming to Langford

JDRF partners with Telus on annual walk to help fund research

  • Jun 7, 2017
Trisha Cunliffe and her son, Lucas, a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation youth ambassador, share a hug at last year’s Telus/JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Photo by Janet Kitner
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