Type 1 Diabetes
Twenty-four million people in the US have diabetes, and about 10% of those cases are type 1. Type 1 diabetes, which is often diagnosed in children or young adults, is treated with insulin. Unlike type 2, which is much more common, type 1 diabetes is unrelated to diet or exercise habits. Type 1 diabetes is caused by an abnormal immune reaction that destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.
Type 1 Diabetes News
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) — In news that might one day help humans who struggle with type 1 diabetes every day, Spanish researchers report that a single session of gene therapy injections cured five beagle puppies who had the blood sugar disease. Even four years later, the dogs showed no signs [...]
Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes in one city: Diagnoses in kids younger than 5 jumped by 70 percent between 1985 and 2004 in Philadelphia.
Teens with type 1 diabetes may need help as they begin taking more responsibility for monitoring their blood glucose levels and administering insulin, a new study suggests.
The first human trials of the latest design of an artificial pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes found the device worked without causing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Canadian researchers have successfully reversed type 1 diabetes in mice using a new vaccine technology that appears to solely target the immune system cells responsible for the disease.