Category Archives: Diabetes: Type 1

Mayo Clinic and Gentag, Inc. Announce Agreement To Develop Wireless Sensors for Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and Gentag, Inc. have reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes. “We are hoping that this technology will be game-changer. These patch biosensors may help … Continue reading

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Early signs in young children predict type 1 diabetes

New research shows that it is possible to predict the development of type 1 diabetes. By measuring the presence of autoantibodies in the blood, it is possible to detect whether the immune system has begun to break down the body’s … Continue reading

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Joslin Researchers Conduct First Trial Directly Comparing Drugs for Diabetic Macular Edema and Find All are Effective

Newswise — BOSTON – (February 19, 2015) – In the first clinical trial directly comparing three drugs most commonly used to treat diabetic macular edema, researchers found all were effective in improving vision and preventing vision loss. However, one drug, … Continue reading

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Engineered insulin could offer better diabetes control

For patients with diabetes, insulin is critical to maintaining good health and normal blood-sugar levels. However, it’s not an ideal solution because it can be difficult for patients to determine exactly how much insulin they need to prevent their blood … Continue reading

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Women with type 1 diabetes at significantly higher risk of dying compared with men: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology

Women with type 1 diabetes [1] face a 40% increased excess risk of death from all causes [2], and have more than twice the risk of dying from heart disease, compared to men with type 1 diabetes, a large meta-analysis … Continue reading

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Type 1 diabetes prevented in lab

Newswise — ST. LOUIS— In new research published in Endocrinology, Thomas Burris, Ph.D., chair of pharmacological and physiological science at Saint Louis University, reports that his team has found a way to prevent type I diabetes in an animal model. … Continue reading

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Early blood glucose control lengthens life in people with type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose (blood sugar) early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings are … Continue reading

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Effective Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Patients with Severe Hypoglycemia

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients 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, … Continue reading

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The Artificial Pancreas Shown to Improve the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Newswise — The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montréal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal, led by endocrinologist Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret. The study confirms that the … Continue reading

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Muscle Relaxant May Be Viable Treatment for Rare Form of Diabetes

Newswise — A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. The drug, dantrolene, prevents the destruction of insulin-producing beta … Continue reading

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National Diabetes Education Program releases Guiding Principles for diabetes care

A newly published set of 10 guiding principles highlights areas of agreement for diabetes care that could be clinically useful in diabetes management and prevention. Presented by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), Guiding Principles for the Care of People … Continue reading

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Autoimmune diseases triggered by obesity

Autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20% of the global community. A study published recently in Autoimmunity Reviews by Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, the Laura … Continue reading

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Type 1 diabetes rising significantly among most youth segments

PASADENA, Calif., October 23, 2014 — The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study published today in … Continue reading

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