Saturday Morning Research Review – December 27, 2014

George Eisenbarth, MD, PhD: Autoantibodies, insulin as the primary T cell target in T1D onset, and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver By Adam Burrack, PhD Relevant content: New Eng J Med 313(14): 893-894 1985, New Eng J Med 314(21): 1360-1368 1986, Nature 435(7039): 220-223 2005, Journal of Immunology 187(11): 5921-5930 In […]

Saturday Morning Research Review – December 20, 2014

As we enter the holiday season, I have one thing on the mind… When am I going skiing!!? As such, I thought it appropriate to find an article detailing the needs of the diabetic athlete at altitude. This one, from High Altitude Medicine and Biology definitely fit the bill. Much of the information provided by the authors is […]

Saturday Morning Research Review – December 12, 2014

Matthias von Herrath, CD8+ T cells, the nPOD consortium, and researching ‘the trigger’ of autoimmunity By Adam Burrack, PhD In our previous YOUglycemia ‘immunology of diabetes’ blog I described a new method to develop and expand insulin-producing beta cells for transplantation into individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This technology, developed by the Melton laboratory […]

Saturday Morning Research Review – December 6, 2014

Depression is sometimes the elephant in the room for those of us with diabetes. The research is clear that those of us with diabetes experience Major Depressive Disorder at higher rates than our non-diabetic peers. The disorder is actually up to three times as common in those with type 1 diabetes, and two times as […]

Saturday Morning Research Review – November, 29 2014

Doug Melton, iPS cells, and Developing a Source of Transplantable Beta Cells By Adam Burrack, PhD Cell 159, 428-439, October 9, 2014 link A long-term goal of cellular replacement therapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is to develop a functional cure – a treatment which frees patients from the need to inject insulin […]

Backcountry bike camping

When my plans to go to El Tour de Tucson fell through, I knew I needed an adventure to take the place of the 108 mile race/ride. I immediately began converting my cyclocross bike to a touring bike, capable of carrying food and camping equipment off into the woods for a night or two. However, […]

Gillian’s Medtronic Global Hero experience

Gillian Forsyth, the Chief Financial Officer here at YOUglycemia, ran the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in early October. She attended the event as a Medtronic Global Hero, an award given to inspiring runners whose life has been improved by medical technology. In Gillian’s case, that technology is an insulin pump. On Gillian’s blog, you can […]

Welcome to YOUglycemia

On World Diabetes Day, November 14th, 2014, we are thrilled to announce the launch of YOUglycemia. YOUglycemia strives to empower our clients, through education, toward improved management of their diabetic condition. YOUglycemia offers expertise in diabetes care, including insulin pump management, registered dietitians, and endurance athletic coaching. Our personalized, client-driven mentoring is delivered by credentialed […]