alt.support.diabetes

the official website for the newsgroup

Welcome to Alt-Support-Diabetes

Alt-Support-Diabetes (ASD) is an online support group for diabetics, their families and friends. We use this forum to freely share our personal experiences, knowledge, hopes, successes and frustrations concerning diabetes and it's impact on our lives. Currently we are using three major forums: the newsgroup alt.support.diabetes, our IRC chat room, and this website.

Newsgroups are one of the oldest parts of the internet called UseNet. It even pre-dates the World Wide Web. Currently there are over 70,000 individual newsgroups.

We encourage everyone to first read the newsgroups FAQ. It explains the few do's and don'ts and some basic information about posting to a UseNet forum such as ours.

Diabetes in the News

  • Artificial pancreas likely to be available by 2018
    The artificial pancreas -- a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes and then automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body -- is likely to be available by 2018, conclude authors of a new paper.
  • Researchers identify calorie-burning pathway in fat cells
    Investigators have identified a natural molecular pathway that enables cells to burn off calories as heat rather than store them as fat. This raises the possibility of a new approach to treating and preventing obesity, diabetes, and other obesity-linked metabolic disorders including cancer.
  • Antidiabetic effects discovered in the appetite hormone CART
    The appetite hormone CART is regulated by glucose and is found in greater quantity in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered.