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When it comes to eye care, regular visits to the optometrist or ophthalmologist can detect the early signs of diabetic damage. (Shutterstock)

Type 2 diabetes in young people puts their eyes at risk

The risk of developing eye complications is high in young people with Type 2 diabetes, which is increasingly affecting children and adolescents, especially those who are more sedentary.
Abby Lee Harder with her daughter Presley, showing the blood-glucose sensor that helps manage her diabetes. Diabetes NZ

100 years after insulin was first used, why isn’t NZ funding the latest life-changing diabetes technology?

On the centenary of insulin’s first use, doctors, researchers and people with diabetes are asking why New Zealand lags other countries in funding the latest devices to monitor blood sugar.
A successful pregnancy if you have diabetes comes down to planning and making sure you have the right health-care team behind you. from www.shutterstock.com

Diabetes and pregnancy can be a tricky (but achievable) mix: 6 things to think about if you want a baby and 1 if you don’t

Women with diabetes are at high risk of pregnancy complications. But there is a lot women can do to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
University of Florida scientists will be analyzing every cell in the pancreas, among other organs, to understand the roots of Type 1 diabetes. Magic mine/Shutterstock.com

Mapping the 100 trillion cells that make up your body

First, scientists wanted to decode all three billions units of the human genome. Now, a new effort will identify all the cell types in the human body to discover the roots of diseases, like diabetes.

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