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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have used injections of antibodies to rapidly reverse the onset of Type I diabetes.
New vaccine has been shown in early trials to stop progression of type I diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 announced that they have made a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 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.
Results of a new medical study suggest that vaccines can be made that would inhibit development of insulin-dependent 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.
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.