T1 Diabetes is Complicated…Even for Doctors

Published on April 7th, 2014 | by Claresa Levetan MD, FACE In 1923, Dr. Elliott Joslin said, “Insulin is a remedy primarily for the wise and not for the foolish, be they patients or doctors. Everyone knows it requires brains to live long with diabetes, but to use...
ViaCyte’s Upcoming T1D Clinical Trials!

ViaCyte’s Upcoming T1D Clinical Trials!

March 21, 2014 by Michael Anderson The VC-01 combination product is expected to be implanted under the skin of the patient through a simple outpatient surgical procedure. The cells are then expected to further differentiate to produce mature pancreatic cells that will...

Is it Time to Rename Type 1 Diabetes?

Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Claresa Levetan MD, FACE In 1997, the World Health Organization, the American Diabetes Association and other groups universally adopted new nomenclature for diabetes. Diabetes was no longer to be named by whether or not patients...

How to make insulin-producing cells from gut cells

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Stone Hearth News, PHILADELPHIA Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “We are looking for ways to make new beta cells for these patients to one day replace daily insulin...
Research Corner: Ending the A1C Blame Game

Research Corner: Ending the A1C Blame Game

Published on December 26th, 2013 | by Claresa Levetan MD, FACE When glucose sensors first became available in clinical trials some 2 decades ago, I decided to wear a sensor to compare my glucose levels as a non-diabetic individual with glucose levels of my patients. I...