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Current news and events relating to Juvenile Diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, including research, studies, treatments, potential cures and more.

Research Yields New Insights Into The Cause Of Diabetes

The cause of insulin-dependent, permanent, diabetes in newborn babies may be a deficiency in the enzyme Pancreatic Endoplasmic Reticulum Kinase (PERK) during a critical period of development before birth.

FDA-Approved Drug May Slow Beta Cell Destruction in Type 1 Diabetes Patients

New findings suggest that a drug already used to treat autoimmune disorders might also help slow the destruction of insulin-producing cells in patients recently diagnosed with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes.

Can Supplements Help People with Diabetes Avoid Retinopathy?

Research review of the effects of Vitamins C and E and magnesium on diabetic retinopathy and findings from the first large study of vision problems in Hispanic and African-American infants and young children.

New Study Seeks To Lower Diabetes Risk In Youth

Study will determine if changes in school food services and physical education (PE) classes, along with activities that encourage healthy behaviors, lower risk factors for type 2 diabetes, an increasingly common disease in youth.

Type 1 Diabetes Rapidly Reversed Using Antibody Injections

Scientists have used injections of antibodies to rapidly reverse the onset of Type I diabetes.

New Vaccine May Stop Progression of Type I Diabetes

New vaccine has been shown in early trials to stop progression of type I diabetes.

Study: Inactive Kids Face 6-Fold Risk of Heart Disease by Teen Years

Young children who lead inactive lifestyles are five-to-six times more likely to be at serious risk of heart disease, with that degree of danger emerging as early as their teenage years.

New P.E. Study Demonstrates Vigorous Exercise Can Lower Adolescents’ Body Fat, Blood Pressure

By cutting the time adolescents spend standing around in school physical education classes and boosting the amount of exercise they do, experts have shown they can control the children's body fat and lower their blood pressure.

Hispanic Children in US at Greater Risk for Obesity than Other Ethnic/Racial Groups

The prevalence of overweight in the US population is among the highest in Mexican-American children and adolescents. Culturally appropriate nutritional intervention needed, according to nutrition experts.

Improve Healthy Eating by Involving Kids in Grocery Shopping

Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables can be a challenge for any parent. However, involving children in grocery shopping is an important step in getting kids interested in fruits and vegetables.

Parents Keep Diabetic Teens on Track

Teenagers and tweenagers with type 1 diabetes have more trouble sticking to their treatment plan - thus raising their risk of blindness, kidney failure and heart disease - if their parents become increasingly lax about monitoring the child's treatment, or if the mother-child relationship is poor.

Researchers Turn Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Billions of Human Insulin Producing Cells

Researchers announced that they have made a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Insulin Pump Benefits Preschoolers With Diabetes

Adults and older kids with diabetes who use a pump to deliver insulin have better control of their diabetes and more flexibility during mealtimes than when they relied on daily insulin shots.

Study Indicates Special Vaccines Could Prevent Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

Results of a new medical study suggest that vaccines can be made that would inhibit development of insulin-dependent diabetes.

New Study of Human Pancreases Links Virus to Cause of Type 1 Diabetes

A team of researchers has found that a common family of viruses may play an important role in triggering the development of diabetes, particularly in children.

New Needle Free Injection System Provides Comfortable Option For Taking Insulin

There's encouraging news for the more than 16 million Americans living with diabetes-painful needlesticks associated with insulin injection may soon be a thing of the past.

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