Type 1 Diabetes News

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

Verapamil for TYpe 1 Diabetes

Common Blood Pressure Medicine an Effective Type 1 Diabetes Therapy, Clinical Trial Reveals

Safe and effective therapy discovered to reduce insulin requirements and hypoglycemic episodes in certain Type 1 diabetics using a common blood pressure drug.
Tumor Genomics and Diabetes Treatment

Tumor Genomics to Combat Diabetes: Rare Benign Tumors May Hold the Key

An extraordinary array of new and validated pathways for diabetes treatment now possible due to recent research into tumor genomics and diabetes.
Better Diabetic Wound Healing

Bionic Pancreas Controls Blood Sugar Without Hypoglycemia Risk

A bionic pancreas system developed for home use reduced average blood glucose levels while decreasing the risk of low blood sugar - and it's...

T Cell Discovery Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatment options for young patients.

Type 1 Diabetes Drug Very Effective in Trial

An experimental drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages has proven strikingly effective over two years in about half of the patients who participated in the phase 2 clinical trial.

Natural Glucose Byproduct May Prevent Brain Damage and Cognitive Impairment After Diabetic Coma

A natural, non-toxic byproduct of glucose may prevent brain cell death and cognitive impairment in diabetics following an episode of severely low blood sugar.

Study: Obesity Linked to Increased Kidney Disease Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

For patients with type 1 diabetes, obesity is an important risk factor for the development of diabetic kidney disease, reports a study in the January Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Antioxidant Protects Islet Cells Used in Transplants for Diabetes

A synthetic antioxidant developed by researchers improves the survival of islet cells used in transplants for diabetes.

Eating Certain Foods May Help Kids with Type 1 Diabetes Produce Insulin

Adding certain foods to the diets of youth with Type 1 diabetes kept them producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis.

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.

CGM Devices Also Benefit People with Type 1 Diabetes

Suggests monitors help maintain tight control and reduce long-term risks of diabetes, while lowering incidence of dangerous low blood sugar events.

Early Diagnosis Of Childhood Diabetes

Researchers suggest that they have a technique that may be used to detect a group of self-destructive cells involved in autoimmune disorders, which may increase ability to predict the development of diabetes.

Diabetic Enteropathy Cause, Treatment and Possible Prevention Discovered

Diabetic enteropathy - with gastrointestinal symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating and nausea - may soon be preventable and treatable. Exciting news considering that it...

Study: Porcine Islets Offer Promise For Human Diabetic Patients

Islet cell xenotransplantation presents a promising near-term solution to the critically low islet cell supply for humans suffering from type 1 diabetes.

Surgeons Create Functioning Pancreas in Patient’s Arm, Preventing Diabetes

A 55-year-old grandmother is producing insulin on her own after her islet cells were removed from her pancreas and implanted into her forearm a few weeks ago at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Chinese Diabetes Epidemic Statistics

Diabetes and Prediabetes Prevalence Soaring in China

Details of a large survey of Chinese adults, published by JAMA, shows that the estimated overall prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes is soaring and that China now has the world's largest diabetes epidemic.

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