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Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA): Impacts of a Diagnosis on Daily Living

Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a form of type 1 diabetes (T1D) that also produces antibodies that destroy the pancreas’s insulin-producing beta cells. It is commonly misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes (T2D) since its onset is often after the age of 30 and happens more progressively than in typical T1D cases. Because of … Read more Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA): Impacts of a Diagnosis on Daily Living

Type 1 Diabetes Complications on the Rise for African-American Children

In the United States, the quality of care you get strongly depends on whether you have insurance or not. Therefore, having a low socio-economic status, and often little or no insurance coverage, can affect your quality of life.  African Americans are one of the population groups that are the most affected by poverty. In 2018, … Read more Type 1 Diabetes Complications on the Rise for African-American Children

Taking Care of Your Mental Health When Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Life is full of stressful situations, and their impacts on mental health are increasingly known and addressed. Managing type 1 diabetes (T1D) imposes a significant burden on daily life and involves a big learning curve for the majority of individuals newly diagnosed with T1D. It requires major life changes, and it puts those who live … Read more Taking Care of Your Mental Health When Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Cannabis and Type 1 Diabetes

The effects of cannabis (or marijuana) use in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are still largely unknown. However, several research teams are starting to look into them.  Depending on its composition, cannabis can cause the following short-term effects to all users: alteration of perception and coordination, memory loss, cloudy decision-making, increased appetite, and delayed … Read more Cannabis and Type 1 Diabetes