For years, people have been searching for solutions to the world’s type 1 diabetes problem. It has lead to all sorts of conjecture as to which combination of actions can prevent, slow down or stop the disease from impacting individual’s lives. The most recent combination to be discussed is type 1 diabetes testing and gluten free diets.

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Many glucose meters can last more than 10 years and still function normally. If you’ve had your glucose meter for a while, you may be wondering when you should consider replacing it. The key to knowing when it’s time for new equipment primarily lies with the accuracy of your machine. Even so, you may still want to consider investing in a new meter in order to take advantage of improved technology.

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The week of October 10, 2013, the periodical Diabetologia published the surprising results of a study recently completed in the field of type 1 diabetes research. Once released, it quickly made headlines around the world.

The noteworthy research was conducted by a series of professionals affiliated with the National Institute for Health Research Exeter Clinical Research Facility. It is located at the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom. One of the lead researchers involved with the study was Dr. Richard A. Oram.

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that can damage the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes and nerves over time. Nearly 347 million people worldwide have diabetes, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, foot ulcers and kidney failure. Overall, risk of dying is at least double among people with diabetes than people without diabetes.

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