Juvenile Diabetes

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

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.

Transplantation of Embryonic Pancreatic Tissue Controls Type 1 Diabetes in Rats

Animals were cured of their diabetes for the duration of the experiment, which lasted 15 weeks.

Immune System Discovery May Lead To Preventive Therapy For Diabetes

By manipulating a cell that controls the immune system’s response to infections, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their colleague have prevented the onset of diabetes in mice predisposed to the disease.

One in Six Americans Have Pre-Diabetes and Most Don’t Know It

Fifty-four million Americans - that's one in six of us -- have pre-diabetes and most don't even realize it. Mark Schutta, MD, medical director of the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, is urging at-risk patients to be proactive and ask your doctor to give you a simple blood test for pre-diabetes - to arm yourself with information before the damage is done.

Use of Pancreatic Islets Show Promise in Diabetes Research, Treatments

The use of pancreatic islets (hormone-producing cells) is increasing in diabetes research and may play an important role in future treatments.

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.

Increased Duration of Breastfeeding Associated With Decreased Risk of Diabetes

Women who breastfeed longer have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the November 23/30 issue of JAMA.

Compound Shows Promise As Vaccine-Like Drug For Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have identified a compound that shows promise in animal studies of becoming the first effective drug for the prevention of type 1 diabetes.

2 Drugs Better Than 1 to Treat Youth with Type 2 Diabetes

A combination of two specific diabetes drugs was more effective in treating youth with recent-onset type 2 diabetes than one of the drugs alone

People with Prediabetes Not Taking Adequate Precautions to Avoid Diabetes

Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed that only about half of U.S. adults with prediabetes reported that in the past year they tried to lose weight or exercise more.

Study: TV Viewing During Lunch Affects Preschool Children’s Intake

Preschool children who usually eat meals at home while watching TV ate one-third more lunch when they were shown a cartoon video during lunchtime versus when they ate lunch without TV.

Improving Physical Fitness, Insulin Sensitivity May Help Latino Children at Risk for Type 2...

Reducing insulin resistance and boosting the fitness of overweight Latino children at high risk for type 2 diabetes will be crucial in efforts to protect them from diabetes and heart disease, according to investigators.

Promising Method to Treat All Forms of Diabetes Found

Findings in human, mouse and zebrafish beta cells suggest a promising method to help treat all forms of diabetes, according to researchers at Joslin...

Found: A Gene That May Play a Role in Type 1 Diabetes

Scientists have identified a gene that may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes.

Simple Blood Test In Doctor’s Office Could Detect New Cases of Diabetes

A new study indicates that performing diabetes tests on people visiting the doctor for other health concerns may be a helpful and cost-effective screening strategy.

Adult Stem Cells Selectively Delivered Into The Eye and Used to Control Angiogenesis

A team of researchers has discovered a way to use adult bone marrow stem cells to form new blood vessels in the eye or to deliver chemicals that will prevent the abnormal formation of new vessels.

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