Type 1 Diabetes News

This section focuses on type 1 diabetes news. Type 1 diabetes (once known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or juvenile diabetes) is considered an autoimmune disease. This means the body's system for fighting infection (the immune system) turns against a part of the body. In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin.

More Kids Being Diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Children with Diabetes - More Kids Being Diagnosed with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

Rates of newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes is on the rise among children and teens, with the fastest rise seen among racial and ethnic minority groups.

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New Insulin-Producing Cell a Big Discovery for Diabetes

Insulin-producing cell in the islets

Researchers have discovered a possible new route to regenerating the insulin-producing function lost in diabetes – a finding that could lead to a cure for diabetes.

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Study: Size Matters When Controlling Blood Sugar

Photo of Cells - Diabetes

Yale study details changes that could be a key to maintaining safe blood sugar level range, which would result in fewer complications for diabetics.

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Periodic Fasting Diet May Reverse Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, Says USC-led study

Fasting-like Diet Reverses T1 and T2 Diabetes in Study

A diet designed to imitate the effects of fasting appears to reverse diabetes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by reprogramming cells, a new USC-led study shows.

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Recovering Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetics May Be Possible

Researchers Testing Beta Cells

A new discovery may lead to the recovery of insulin-producing beta cells in people with type 1 diabetes.

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New Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines for Physicians Released

Doctor holding tablet pc - New Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines for Doctors

New guidelines from Michigan Medicine researchers and the American Diabetes Association equip physicians with better information on how to treat Diabetic Neuropathy.

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Peripheral Nerve Damage Discovery: New Hope for Diabetics

Photo - Testing for Peripherial Nerve Damage

New discovery could lead to effective repair therapies for those suffering peripheral nerve damage and offers hope to millions of people with diabetes.

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Cure for Diabetes Would Lower Deaths by 12-Percent

Diabetes Cure Would Cut Deaths by 12-Percent

Diabetes accounts for more US deaths than previously thought but researchers estimate that a cure for diabetes would cut overall deaths by 12-percent.

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New Safe Exercise Guidelines for Type 1 Diabetes

Photo of Push Ups- Safe Exercise Guidelines for Type 1 Diabetics

A new set of guidelines developed by an international team of researchers will help people with type 1 diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar.

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Painless Smart Patch for Diabetes Control, Insulin Delivery

Photo of How Smart Patch for Diabetes Works

New details have been released by the scientists who are developing the painless “smart” patch that monitors blood sugar levels and releases insulin when needed.

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