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


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


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


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


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?


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


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…]

Additive Manufacturing to Make Diabetes Management Better, Cheaper, More Comfortable

To create new types of sensors, gold films are patterned onto a substrate using microcontract printing and etching.

Engineers are using additive manufacturing to create an improved type of glucose sensor for diabetes patients. It will become part of a system that would that should work better, cost less and be more comfortable for patients.

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Teens and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Welcome Peer Mentoring

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