As important, but perhaps less broadly publicized than the financial burden, is the daily mental and logistical toll diabetes exacts on patients and families. Diabetes affects more than simply blood sugars - it also disrupts sleep, work schedules, social life, and more.
Unfortunately for young people with type 1 diabetes, we still don't have a straightforward screening or genetic test for the disease, which has both environmental and complex hereditary components. A research team at UVA is working to change that.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) showed promising results for closed-loop insulin delivery systems, the journal and participating manufacturers reported last week.