Type 1 Diabetes News

Current news and events relating to Type 1 Diabetes, including research, studies, treatments, potential cures and more.

Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Insulin-producing Cells

Researchers have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes. The breakthrough may one day lead to new treatments or even a cure for the millions of people affected by the disease, researchers say.

Experimental Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Has Almost 80-percent Success Rate

An experimental cure for Type 1 diabetes has a nearly 80 percent success rate. The results offer possible hope of curing a disease that affects 3 million Americans.
Type 1 Diabetes and Heart Defect Risk in Babies

Babies Born to Type 1 Diabetic Mothers Have Higher Heart Defect Risk

A new study now shows that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a higher risk of having babies with heart defects.

Discovery Could Help Diabetics and Others With Slow-To-Heal Wounds

A new discovery about the wound-healing process could lead to better treatments for diabetics and other patients who have wounds that are slow to heal.

Stem Cells from Brain Transformed to Produce Insulin

With careful coaxing, stem cells from the brain can form insulin-producing cells that mimic those missing in people with diabetes.

Study: Dynamic Duo, Combination Therapy Reverses Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have now carefully crafted a combination therapy that reverses recent-onset type 1 diabetes in 2 models of disease.

Research Yields New Insights Into The Cause Of Diabetes

The cause of insulin-dependent, permanent, diabetes in newborn babies may be a deficiency in the enzyme Pancreatic Endoplasmic Reticulum Kinase (PERK) during a critical period of development before birth.

A Clue to the Elusive Cause of Type 1 Diabetes: Wheat

Scientists have discovered what may be an important clue to the cause of type 1 diabetes. Nearly half of study participants had an abnormal immune response to wheat proteins.

Pig Cells Used To Treat Diabetic Children; Studies Aim to Wean Patients Off All...

New findings in clinical and basic science transplantation research to be presented; results of a study that treated diabetic children with a combination of cells from a pig’s pancreas and testes, and findings from three separate studies with a common goal in mind: to wean organ transplant patients off all anti-rejection drugs less than one year after transplantation, defying the tenet that such drugs are required for life.

Diabetes Linked To Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s In Long-Term Study

Diabetes mellitus was linked to a 65 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), appearing to affect some aspects of cognitive function differently than others in a new study.

Stem Cells from Adults Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Researchers are capitalizing on the memories of stem cells generated from adult cells to bring new hope to sufferers of juvenile or type 1 diabetes.

Cardiovascular Risk in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Linked Primarily to Insulin Resistance

According to a new study, youth with type 1 diabetes have now been found to have abnormal insulin resistance.

Joslin Launches Program To Bring Vision Resources To Local Communities

Joslin Diabetes Center has launched a new affiliation program designed to bring Joslin's world-class vision resources to local communities across the United States and beyond.

New Clues to Help Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Scientists have found clues to why patients with insulin-dependent diabetes are often unable to sense their need to take life-saving glucose.

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