Type 1 Diabetes News and Research

Researchers identify molecular pathway that may become target of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes medications
10/17/2011 - There are many causes of both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Now, a team of researchers from Stanford University may have found a common treatment for both disorders.
New guidelines suggest continuous glucose monitoring may be beneficial to type 1 diabetics
10/12/2011 - Continuous glucose monitoring technology has come a long way in recent years and thanks to this progress the Endocrine Society is now saying that it can be a useful tool for managing blood sugar levels in certain individuals with type 1 diabetes.
More screen time associated with poorer glucose regulation in type 1 diabetics
10/06/2011 - Type 1 diabetics who get more screen time each day may have poorer blood sugar regulation than those who spend less time in front of the TV and computer, according to a new study from a team of German researchers.
Asthma linked to poorer blood sugar management in children with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes
09/26/2011 - Children who suffer from asthma and type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes may be more likely to have poorly regulated blood sugar levels, according to a new study.
Researchers find way to regrow insulin-producing beta cells
09/14/2011 - A team of researchers may have identified a molecule present in the body that stimulates the production of insulin-producing beta cells, which are lacking in individuals with type 1 diabetes, as well as developed a compound that protects this molecule.
Researchers find way to create stem cells for type 1 diabetes treatment
07/21/2011 - Fully developed adult cells may retain a "memory" of their past as pluripotent stem cells, which could potentially enable them to be re-engineered to serve multiple purposes, including treatments for type 1 diabetes, according to a new study out of Tel Aviv University.
Researchers identify process that prevents type 1 diabetes from progressing
07/19/2011 - Promoting levels of a certain protein may prevent the immune system of a person with type 1 diabetes from attacking the pancreas, which could prevent the disease from progressing in individuals newly diagnosed, according to a new study from a team of University of British Columbia researchers.
Antioxidant may protect type 1 diabetics from health complications
07/06/2011 - An antioxidant commonly found in strawberries may hold the key to preventing health complications related to type 1 diabetes, according to a new study out of the Salk Institute.
Existing medication may reverse symptoms of type 1 diabetes
07/06/2011 - A medication that has long been used as a vaccination against tuberculosis and a treatment for bladder cancer may alleviate symptoms of type 1 diabetes, according to results from a clinical trial, which were presented recently at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association.
Young people with type 1 diabetes show signs of cardiovascular risk factors
07/05/2011 - Despite advancements in the treatment and care of individuals with type 1 diabetes, a new study out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital has found that young people with the condition are at a considerably higher risk of developing heart disease at a young age.
Life expectancy increases for individuals with type 1 diabetes
06/29/2011 - Individuals with type 1 diabetes are living longer than ever. In fact, the life expectancy of diabetics is increasing at rates faster than those seen in the general population, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.
Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes grow in prevalence
06/27/2011 - The number people in the world with either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes has more than doubled over the last three decades, according to a new paper from an international group of researchers.
Type 2 diabetes medication could be useful in controlling blood sugar of type 1 diabetics
06/21/2011 - In addition to treating the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, the medication liraglutide could help individuals with type 1 diabetes control their blood sugar levels, according to a new study out of the University of Buffalo.
Researchers use genetic therapy to cure type 1 diabetes in mice
06/09/2011 - A team of Baylor College of Medicine researchers may have identified a genetic therapy that can stimulate the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reverse the symptoms of type 1 diabetes, according to a recent presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society.
Researchers work to develop new artificial pancreas technology for use in type 1 diabetes treatments
06/07/2011 - A new artificial pancreas system being developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could potentially save individuals with type 1 diabetes from the persistent demands of regularly checking blood sugar levels, its inventors said.
Uncovering process that determines fate of stem cells may lead to better treatments for type 1 diabetes
05/19/2011 - By looking at markers on proteins known as histones, around which DNA molecules wind, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania believes that it may be possible to predict the fate of embryonic stem cells. This knowledge could be used to steer these cells toward developing into insulin-producing pancreatic cells, which individuals with type 1 diabetes lack.
Evidence mounts for possible link between autism and type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes
05/13/2011 - While the causes of autism remain unknown, new evidence suggests that a child may be more likely to develop the condition if their mother had type 2 diabetes, was obese or had high blood pressure.
Researchers seek to determine if combination of two type 1 diabetes medications will work
05/10/2011 - A new study on the possibility of combining injections of insulin and the blood sugar-mediating drug pramlintide could help individuals with type 1 diabetes limit the number of injections they need to take each day.
New study shows it may be possible to turn pancreatic cells into insulin producers in people with type 1 diabetes
04/29/2011 - A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) may have discovered a mechanism that could turn cells in the pancreas into insulin-producing beta cells, thereby eliminating the need to take insulin injections among individuals with type 1 diabetes.
Medical costs are higher for children with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes than healthy youths
04/28/2011 - Young people who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes have significantly higher annual medical expenses than children who do not have the disease, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Researchers look at protein that may contribute to development of type 1 diabetes
04/25/2011 - Low levels of the protein interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) may predict an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes in children, according to a study currently being conducted by researchers at Georgia Health Sciences University.
New study describes molecular process that causes type 1 diabetes
04/22/2011 - A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research has identified a group of previously unknown immune system cells that may play a major role in the development of type 1 diabetes. The researchers believe that their findings could lead to the creation of new medications to suppress these cells and help individuals avoid the condition.
Low-carbohydrate diets shown to improve kidney function in individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes
04/21/2011 - Low-carbohydrate diets may reverse impaired kidney function in individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Artificial pancreas technology may be effective in adults with type 1 diabetes
04/18/2011 - During the night, many adults with type 1 diabetes experience dangerously low blood sugar levels. This can result in a number of potentially serious health complications. However, the use of an artificial pancreas may significantly improve the ability of these individuals' bodies to regulate glucose levels, according to a new study from University of Cambridge researchers.
Anti-seizure medications may help type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes patients who suffer from nerve pain, new report says
04/12/2011 - A number of medications currently available for treating seizures and other medical conditions may be effective in treating the pain and burning sensations experienced by many individuals who suffer from type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, according to new treatment guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology.