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Current news and events relating to Juvenile Diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes, including research, studies, treatments, potential cures and more.

Replacements for Harmful Chemicals in Plastics are Just as Bad, Increasing Risk of Diabetes...

New study shows that two of the chemicals that are increasingly being used to make everything from plastic wrap and food containers to cosmetics...

Study Shows Joslin’s ‘Care Ambassador’ Program Helps Kids With Diabetes Better Manage the Disease

Study shows that adding a case manager to keep in touch with children and the family between medical visits can make a significant difference in helping the child and the family control blood sugar levels.

Protein Levels Could Signal That a Child Will Develop Diabetes

Decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation may be a red flag that could help children avoid type 1 diabetes, researchers say.

Rapid-Acting Insulin Analogues: No Proof of Additional Benefit for Type 1 Children and Adolescents

Due to a lack of suitable studies, it remains unclear whether children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes benefit more or less from long-term treatment with rapid-acting insulin analogues than with short-acting human insulin.

New Findings Change Understanding of Adult Stem Cells

Researchers have found neural stem cells in the peripheral nervous system of adult animals, where they were not believed to exist. The studies show that the intrinsic properties of neural stem cells vary according to the region of the peripheral nervous system in which the cells are located.

Dietary Zinc for Diabetes Prevention Not Backed by Evidence

Despite laboratory evidence that zinc helps promote the production and action of insulin, and widespread marketing of zinc supplements for this purpose, no randomized clinical trials show that zinc supplementation prevents the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Overweight Hispanic Youth Face Increased Risk of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome

New research shows that large numbers of overweight Hispanic youth already have complications of obesity, including impaired glucose tolerance, which can lead to diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Antipsychotic drugs, kids and diabetes

Antipsychotic and Anti-depressant Drugs Given to Children Increases Diabetes Risk

Antipsychotic drugs prescribed to children and adolescents with disruptive behaviors, such as ADHD, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, can cause Type 2 diabetes and obesity....

Study Explores Risks Of Obesity In Children With Kidney Transplants

Obese children who get kidney transplants tend to be younger, shorter and on dialysis longer than their leaner peers, according to a recent study.

High-Sugar Diet Pushing Some Latino Kids Toward Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight Latino children who consume lots of sugar-especially in sugary drinks-show signs of beta cell decline, a precursor of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.

Healthy Neighborhoods May Be Associated with Lower Diabetes Risk

Individuals living in neighborhoods conducive to physical activity and providing access to healthy foods may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a five-year period.

Parents Blind to Their Children’s Weight

Researchers surveyed more than 1200 families to find out if parents had concerns about their children's weight and if they took any preventative action to avoid obesity in their children.

Type 1 Diabetics’ Blood Sugar Defense Mechanisms Restored After Islet Cell Transplantation

Type 1 diabetics who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation.

Novel Delivery Method of Insulin Gene to Combat Juvenile Diabetes Developed

A safer method to deliver the insulin gene to diabetes patients using nanoparticles, was presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) in Seattle.

Rapid Infant Weight Gain May Predict Childhood Obesity

Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia find that rapid rates of weight gain during infancy could be linked to obesity later in childhood.

Treatment Algorithm Helps Successfully Manage Diabetes After Transplant Surgery

New research highlighting the relationship between steroids and insulin requirements suggests a possible treatment algorithm in post-liver transplant patients.

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