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Miriam E. Tucker

Miriam E. Tucker appears in the following:

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

Monday, January 25, 2016

A drop in the number of newly-diagnosed diabetes cases is good public health news. But for the Type 1 diabetes community it's a source of frustration, because the numbers hide their story.

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that new cases of diagnosed diabetes ...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Gains Funding, And Controversy

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

People who suffer from the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome are accustomed to being dismissed by health care professionals and to only occasional mentions of their condition in the media. These past few weeks have been a notable exception, but with quite different conversations going on in the United ...

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

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Last July, a photo changed Sierra Sandison's life. She went onstage in the Miss Idaho pageant with an insulin pump clipped to her bikini bottom. The photo and the #ShowMeYourPump hashtag she created went viral on social media and became NPR's most popular online story of the year.

By ...

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Might people with diabetes someday be able to brew their own insulin for free at home, just as with beer? The answer may be yes, but whether it's a good idea is another question.

The home-brewed insulin concept is among the latest to emerge from the bio-hacking movement, in ...

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The mysterious and complicated illness that has been called chronic fatigue syndrome has a new definition and a new name: systemic exertion intolerance disorder, or SEID for short.

The name change is big news because many patients and experts in the field hate the name chronic fatigue syndrome; they ...

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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Friday, January 30, 2015

Every person who uses insulin to manage diabetes wants what they don't have — a replacement for their malfunctioning pancreas. And though the technology isn't yet to the point of creating an artificial pancreas, it's getting a lot closer.

Just last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a ...

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

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Here's more evidence that for people with Type 1 diabetes, strict blood sugar control matters – in this case, it actually reduces the risk of early death. But another study reveals the grim reality: Those with the condition still die about a decade sooner than those without.

As someone who ...

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

There she is, Miss Idaho. And there it is, the insulin pump attached to her bikini bottom during the swimsuit competition. Since posting the photo on social media on Monday, Sierra Sandison has become a new hero to the Type 1 diabetes community.

One mother wrote on Facebook, "You ...

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Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Need A New Name?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

If the prestigious Institute of Medicine pays attention to your disease, that's usually considered a good thing. But some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome fear that the review of the condition by the institute, an independent organization that advises the government on health issues, might perpetuate the widespread belief that ...

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