Diabetes

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Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes? Here’s What to Expect

If patients educate themselves, they can manage the disease and live healthier lives. Some can even reverse the disease.

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Reverse Diabetes?

Significant weight loss is often an important health goal for people with Type 2 diabetes. For some, bariatric surgery can change the body’s metabolism and reverse diabetes.

Paul McGuigan, BSN, RN, CDCES at work at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

100th Anniversary of the First Use of Insulin for the Treatment of Diabetes

To mark the important and life-saving medical discovery of insulin as a treatment of diabetes, we’re highlighting longtime UH Rainbow provider and patient Paul McGuigan, BSN, RN, CDCES.

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Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Can Lead to Serious Complications in Young Adulthood

A recent study says people who develop type 2 diabetes as children or teens are at high risk of developing complications from the disease as soon as their 20s and a greater chance of developing complications within 15 years of their diagnosis.

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Clinical Trial Devices Simplify Managing Type 1 Diabetes for Kids

The children were participants in a pivotal trial of a tubeless insulin pump that continuously adapts insulin delivery levels based on blood sugar levels and trends. UH Rainbow was selected as a clinical trial site for this study.

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Doctors Save Leg of Patient With Diabetes By Restoring Blood Flow

John underwent three failed procedures to restore circulation to his foot. Doctors told him his leg would need to be amputated, so John sought a second opinion.

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Clinical Trial Procedure Restores Blood Flow, Easing Patient’s Foot Pain

Linda McClain of Lancaster, Ohio, enjoys going to the salon, grabbing lunch with her friends and line dancing. But in 2018, a diabetic ulcer appeared on her toe and wouldn’t go away. It caused pain and kept her from being active.

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How Continuous Glucose Monitors Help Kids with Type I Diabetes

The continuous glucose monitor is among a number of new technologies that can help youngsters manage diabetes.

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