A new discovery may lead to the recovery of insulin-producing beta cells in people with type 1 diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers have announced that FDA-approved artemisinins, used for decades to treat malaria, offer a completely new therapy for type 1 diabetes.