Father who invented bionic pancreas for diabetic son

At twelve o’clock in the morning, there was a sudden alarm. Ed jumped out of bed and rushed into his son’s room. His son David suffered from type 1 diabetes, and the alarm just came from his blood sugar monitor. If blood sugar drops sharply, David will be in danger of death. So Ed set a blood sugar level, If his blood sugar is below that level, The alarm will go off. Ed said he was always on tenterhooks, Afraid that when he ran to his son’s room one day, His limbs were cold. He took David’s hand carefully. Thank goodness, It’s still warm. A big stone in my heart just fell. This is a lifelong battle. Type 1 diabetes Read More …

Is there any difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes in what?

Patients often ask: How do I know whether I have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes? What’s the difference? Generally speaking, the causes, onset age, laboratory examination, treatment and complications of the two different types of diabetes are slightly different. Today Dr. Clove will briefly introduce the differences between the two types and some common misunderstandings. Type 1 diabetes mellitus Type 1 diabetes was previously called [juvenile diabetes] or [insulin-dependent diabetes]. As the name implies, the main characteristic of type 1 is that the onset age is relatively young and the treatment needs to rely on insulin. After type 1 diabetes, the body no longer produces insulin or does not produce enough insulin due to the damage to the Read More …

If you want good blood sugar, these practical skills should be known!

1. Drink less sugary drinks. 2. Fruit can still be eaten, just eat it in moderation. 3. It is recommended that you eat fresh fruits instead of freshly squeezed juice. 4. Snacks other than the main meal are recommended to be eaten two hours after or before the meal, not next to the meal time. How and how much do you eat common foods? Try to choose [glycemic index] < 55, higher than this number, you should eat less. Recommended foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and dairy products. Please see the following articles for details: > > > Calculate your blood sugar load and eat at ease < < < 6. Cooking oil, vegetable oil is better than Read More …

Please don’t miss the honeymoon without injection or medicine.

Xiao Gao, 36, has just been diagnosed with [type 2 diabetes]. Because of his high blood sugar, I suggested that he take insulin treatment for a period of time. However, he refused to accept insulin treatment because he was afraid that he would not stop using insulin and would be [addicted]. The 40-year-old Liu also suffered from [type 2 diabetes] recently. Different from Xiao Gao, he cooperated with the doctor’s treatment advice very much. After 3 months of insulin treatment, he only needed to control his blood sugar by controlling diet and exercise. After that, Liu entered the honeymoon period of diabetes. What is called “honeymoon period”? Will everyone have a honeymoon? Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can Read More …

The mother took the risk of getting her sick daughter pregnant only because…

Editor’s Note: Recently, Dr. Li Lin of Endocrinology Department encountered something that made him feel very sad and helpless. He talked with Dr. Clove. Dr. Clove felt that through this incident, perhaps we can think more deeply about what’s responsibility for family and health. During the ward rounds this morning, I met with a bad worry. During the endocrinology ward rounds, the patient was not present and the patient’s mother was present. I asked: Where is the patient? The sick mother replied: I haven’t come from home yet. I was about to see a patient in another bed when the patient’s mother suddenly came up and asked, “can diabetes be pregnant?” I replied: Yes. I thought to myself that the Read More …