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.

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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Affect of Health Plan Deductibles on Diabetes, Chronic Illnesses

Photo: Expenses of Co-pays for Insurance Plans

Newly released details from a study published in JAMA finds that even low deductible plans can mean high out-of-pocket costs for people living with diabetes, asthma, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

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Bionic Pancreas Controls Blood Sugar Without Hypoglycemia Risk

Better Diabetic Wound Healing

A bionic pancreas system developed for home use reduced average blood glucose levels while decreasing the risk of low blood sugar – and it’s relatively simple to use.

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New Program will Provide Insulin at Discounted Prices

BASAGLAR - Insulin Discounted by Lilly for Diabetes

Certain people who use insulin to manage their diabetes may benefit from a 40-percent discount thanks to a new partnership, which would start on January 1st.

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Type 1 Diabetes Breakthrough with Artemisinin Treatment

Photo of Human Islets of Langerhans

Researchers have announced that FDA-approved artemisinins, used for decades to treat malaria, offer a completely new therapy for type 1 diabetes.

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