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.
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.
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.
Yale study details changes that could be a key to maintaining safe blood sugar level range, which would result in fewer complications for diabetics.
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.
A new discovery may lead to the recovery of insulin-producing beta cells in people with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes accounts for more US deaths than previously thought but researchers estimate that a cure for diabetes would cut overall deaths by 12-percent.
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.