Insulin Production Restored in Type 1 Diabetic Woman with New Treatment

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A new, minimally invasive transplant technique has restored natural insulin production in a woman with Type 1 Diabetes. She is now completely off insulin and has an excellent glucose profile.

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BCG Vaccine for Tuberculosis May Cure Type 1 Diabetes

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Exciting news for people with Type 1 Diabetes. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), a generic drug with over 90 years of clinical use and safety data, will move into phase 2 of testing after it reversed advanced type 1 diabetes in it’s phase 1 trial.

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Beta Cell Function Preserved with Alefacept in New-onset Type 1 Diabetics

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Study shows that people with new-onset type 1 diabetes who took two courses of alefacept soon after being diagnosed showed preserved beta cell function after two years.

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Replacements for Harmful Chemicals in Plastics are Just as Bad, Increasing Risk of Diabetes and Hypertension

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New study shows that two of the chemicals that are increasingly being used to make everything from plastic wrap and food containers to cosmetics are linked to a rise in diabetes and high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

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The Best Pancreas System for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

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New study shows that the dual-hormone artificial pancreas provides the most benefits by reducing the time spent in nocturnal hypoglycemia with children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

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Photos Helping Researchers Understand Juvenile Diabetes

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease. The sophisticated scientific instrument? A camera.

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Bigger Capsules the Key to Transplanting Islet Cells?

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Something as simple as changing the size of the cell-carrying spheres may be the answer to the problem researchers have been having when it comes to treating type 1 diabetes with insulin producing islet cells.

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Serious Diabetes Complications Increasing Among American Youth

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A potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, has increased by 55 percent in youths diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Antipsychotic and Anti-depressant Drugs Given to Children Increases Diabetes Risk

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Antipsychotic drugs prescribed to children and adolescents with disruptive behaviors, such as ADHD, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, can cause Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Researcher says new findings should give us pause. [Read more…]

Experts: Greater Safety Review Needed for Insulin pumps

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According to a joint statement by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes about the safety and efficacy of insulin pumps, a comprehensive safety overhaul is needed. The lead author further advises that anyone using a pump should have a pump failure plan. [Read more…]