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Seaweed Capsules May Lead to Injection-Free Diabetic Living

A microencapsulation method, developed by OIST researchers, offers hope to patients suffering from type 1 diabetes to return to a life free of insulin...

Gene Linked to Type 1 Diabetes; Appears to Affect the Function of the Thymus

A newly discovered gene plays a dramatic role in diabetes among rats, and is also present in nearly identical form in humans.
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Study: Nerve Damage Precedes Diabetic Retinopathy

New findings about the development of diabetic retinopathy represents a shift in the long-term understanding of these diabetes complications. A University of Iowa-led study of...

Home Urine Test Measures Insulin Production in Diabetes

A simple home urine test has been developed which can measure if patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin.

PCRM Develops World’s First Cruelty-Free Insulin Assay

PCRM has developed the world's first cruelty-free insulin assay, a test used to measure insulin levels in individuals with diabetes.

Study: Leptin Therapy Shows Promise For Type 1 Diabetes

Using leptin alone in place of standard insulin therapy shows promise in abating symptoms of type 1 diabetes, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

Role in Type 1 Diabetes Provides Clue for Researchers Who Discovered Obesity Gene

The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.

Maggots Used to Rid Diabetic Patients of MRSA in 3-Weeks Versus 28-Weeks

University of Manchester researchers are ridding diabetic patients of the superbug MRSA by treating their foot ulcers with maggots.
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Artificial Pancreas to Undergo Final Tests, Could Lead to FDA Approval

University of Virginia project turns a smartphone into an artificial pancreas, could transform lives of people with type-1 diabetes and replace need for testing...

Vision Loss Can Be Prevented in People with Diabetes

The American Academy of Ophthalmology wants Americans to know that even though diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, vision loss can be prevented if the disease is diagnosed and treated in time.
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Breakthrough Will Help Stem Cell Researchers Develop New Type 1 Diabetes Therapies and More

New understanding, say researchers, will help spur advancements in stem cell research and the development of new cell therapies for diseases of the liver...

Gene Trigger For Pancreas Formation Identified

Could pave the way toward limitless supplies of pancreatic cells for transplantation therapy of diabetes.

Fluoride Risks to Diabetics, Kidney Patients and Thyroid Function

Diabetics and patients with kidney disease often consume increased amounts of fluorides from fluoridated water, which can harm thyroid function, the body and the...
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Misdiagnosed Adults: Type 1 Diabetes as Common in Adults as Children

Type 1 diabetes is not just found in children as believed, but just as common in adults according to research in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Study: Drug Improves Glycemic Control Significantly in Type 1 Diabetics on Insulin

Results portend first major advance for type 1 diabetics since insulin was discovered. New study shows that liraglutide reduces the wide swings in blood glucose numbers that characterize even well-controlled type 1 diabetes.

Families Working Together Improves Diabetes Management For Low-Income Type 1 Kids

When kids with diabetes approach the teenage years, their diabetes management tends to become more challenging. It's even more difficult for economically disadvantaged kids.

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