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  I left New York on a chilly New Year’s Day to embark on a research and care mission in southern India. The experience would expose me to a fascinating culture and allow me to pursue my clinical research passion: reversing the tide of diabetes, a disease that is projected to reach epidemic proportions in Read More

  He arrived looking nervous but determined. As a young man diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 14, Rajesh had been cared for since his adolescence at the diabetes clinic at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India. Throughout his many years as an outpatient, he had developed close relationships with Read More

“Language, time and space.” These were the barriers to providing effective diabetes education to patients that were repeatedly cited in a meeting of diabetologists, diabetic nurses and diabetes educators at a major academic medical center. Diabetes patients came to the clinic speaking a number of different languages, and often different dialects, which the doctors and Read More

As a pediatric endocrinologist, I find the sharp increase in type 2 diabetes cases among children truly alarming. Not too long ago, pediatricians considered type 2 diabetes in children an anomaly—accounting for only 1 or 2 percent of all pediatric diabetes cases. Now, government statistics indicate that as many as one in three children diagnosed Read More

  It felt good to be back on Indian soil, the place where I first entered this world.  The Indian air was thick and hot, cars and motorbikes honked in the background. As I exited the auto-rickshaw and entered the hospital, I noticed the enormous line of patients waiting to be seen in the diabetes Read More

On Feb. 5, Everyday Health hosted a Twitter chat with Jill Crandall, M.D., professor of clinical medicine, and director of the Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She discussed risk factors, treatment and research during the 1-hour chat. See event highlights.