Miriam E. Tucker

Miriam E. Tucker appears in the following:

What's Your Type? With Diabetes, It Can Be Unclear

Monday, January 25, 2016

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are two different conditions, but people can get confused over which is which. Some doctors say it's time to overhaul diabetes definitions.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Gains Funding, And Controversy

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The National Institutes of Health has promised to put more money into research on an illness that many people feel has been dissed by the medical establishment.


How A Beauty Queen With Diabetes Found Her 'Sugar Linings'

Thursday, July 30, 2015

She didn't know that sporting an insulin pump on her bikini at a beauty pageant would make her an Internet sensation. Sierra Sandison is trying to use that to help others with Type 1 diabetes.


Biohackers Aim To Make Homebrew Insulin, But Don't Try It Yet

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Insulin can be expensive even with insurance, and millions of people need it to stay alive. Proponents of the biohacking movement say it should be possible to make it safely and cheaply.


Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Systemic exertion intolerance disease" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, they say, is real.


Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Friday, January 30, 2015

It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.


Tight Control Of Type 1 Diabetes Saves Lives, But It's Tough

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Keeping blood sugar under control reduces the risk of early death for people with Type 1 diabetes, a study finds. But keeping that tight control can be hard, even for people with good health care.


Hey, Miss Idaho, Is That An Insulin Pump On Your Bikini?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sierra Sandison couldn't imagine how she would hide an insulin pump during beauty pageants. So she decided to show it off for the Miss Idaho pageant. She won. Type 1 diabetics say they won, too.


Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Need A New Name?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Institute of Medicine is reviewing how chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed. But some patients and doctors say the one of the biggest problems is the name itself. The hallmark sy...