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Beyond Type 1 and Type 2

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Wed 17, 2015

When people think of Diabetes, they typically think of Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas no longer function. This condition has no cure currently, and people with Type 1 Diabetes are insulin-dependent as a result. Some people still call Type 1 by its former name, Juvenile Diabetes, which is where the JDRF gets its name, but Type 1 is the more common, modern moniker.

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Paying It Forward: Karen Hanson's Story of Hope

Posted by Tara Cohen on Mar, Wed 26, 2014

At Lauren’s Hope, we have a wall filled with customers’ letters. Several of us keep “love letter” files in our desk drawers, many accompanied by wonderful photographs of the incredible people we are fortunate enough to have as lifelong customers. Hearing from our customers is one of our favorite parts of what we do here at LH. We are consistently humbled by customers’ stories of hope, gratitude, tenacity, and love. 

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"Sugir" Claims It Could Prevent Your Body From Absorbing Sugar

Posted by Jenna White on Feb, Fri 10, 2012

Your favorite brands of bread and cereal might be getting a makeover.

It won’t look or taste any different, but thanks to a new, all natural sugar substitute called “sugir,” claims it could prevent your body from absorbing about a third of the sugar in the product. The secret is Emulin, a patented, naturally derived formulation of compounds found in fruits, like grapefruits and berries. When added to real sugar, sugir is born – and this is the stuff you might start finding in popular, carb-heavy, brand-name products.

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