Type 1 Diabetes News and Research

How Hackable is the One Touch Ping Pump?
10/06/2016 - More than 100,000 U.S. and Canadian users of the OneTouch Ping Insulin pump learned this week that the pump's technology was hackable and could lead to an insulin overdose. A perspective on the real risk.     
FDA Approves the First Hybrid Artificial Pancreas
09/28/2016 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved the MiniMed 670G, the first so-called “artificial pancreas” – a device that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers personalized insulin doses to people with type 1 diabetes. 
Dexcom Recall of Continuous Glucose Monitor Receivers
04/17/2016 - Dexcom, Inc., one of the largest makers of continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs) in the U.S. is recalling receivers for its G4 Platinum and G5 Mobile CGM systems because of consumer complaints that alarms for low and high blood sugar levels may not sound.
Diabetes Drug Increases Bladder Cancer, Study Shows
04/05/2016 - A new study reveals strong evidence that pioglitazone does in fact increase the risk of bladder cancer, and that the increased risk can occur as quickly as about 22 months on the drug. 
America’s First Biosimilar Insulin: Coming to Your Drugstore
03/31/2016 - The first biosimilar, a less expensive copy of the popular, long-acting brand-name drug Lantus, is set to hit U.S. pharmacy shelves later this year.
Long-Term Metformin Use Linked with Vitamin B12 Deficiency
03/15/2016 - Long-term use of the popular diabetes drug metformin is linked with vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia, according to new research that solidifies some previous research.
Diabetes Treatment May Increase Breast Density
03/11/2016 - Women on insulin tended to have higher breast density, a risk factor for breast cancer, than those on metformin or dietary control.  
Blood Pressure Medicine May Treat Diabetes, Too
02/18/2016 - The blood pressure-lowering medicine verapamil may also help lower blood sugar levels in those with diabetes, cites new research published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 
Diabetes Diagnosis of the Future: 11 Types?
02/08/2016 - Diabetes researchers propose a new way to classify high blood sugar problems based on 11 factors that threaten insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
New Diabetes App Can Predict Danger Hours Ahead
01/28/2016 - Medtronic, maker of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems, has teamed up with IBM and its supercomputer, Watson, to develop an app usable on smart phones that can predict a potential problem hours before it's reality.
Metformin for Protection Against Alzheimer's, Cancer and Heart Disease?
12/07/2015 - Metformin, a drug taken by many with diabetes, may have much greater potential beyond controlling blood sugar, some experts say.
Researchers Coax Leftover Pancreatic Cells to Morph Into Insulin-Producing Cells
11/24/2015 - Using a growth factor produced naturally by the human body – and used in spinal-fusion surgeries – scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have coaxed “leftover” cells from the pancreas to morph into insulin-producing islet cells.
Newborn Probiotic Use May Decrease Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
11/19/2015 - Probiotics given to infants during the first month of life can reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes among those genetically predisposed to the condition, new research suggests.
No More Insulin Shots, Thanks to a New Type of Islet-Cell Transplant
10/08/2015 - Decades after her own pancreas stopped producing insulin, a Texas woman with tough-to-control type 1 diabetes no longer needs daily insulin shots thanks to a new transplant procedure developed at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at UHealth — University of Miami Health System
Acetaminophen Can Falsely Elevate CGM Readings
08/20/2015 - A new study finds that acetaminophen may affect the accuracy of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) more than was previously thought. 
Can An Insulin Pump Protect Diabetics from Heart Disease?
08/18/2015 - People with type 1 diabetes who used an insulin pump to control their blood sugar were 58% less likely to have a fatal heart attack, stroke or other deadly cardiovascular disease than those who gave themselves daily insulin injections in a recent, 6.8-year study published in the British Medical Journal.
The Link Between High Blood Glucose and High Infection Risk
08/17/2015 - Scientists say they may have discovered the mechanism that triggers high glucose levels to unleash destructive molecules that hamper the body's natural immune defenses that fight infections.
Diabulimia: The Diabetes Eating Disorder
08/04/2015 - An eating disorder unique to people with type 1 diabetes called diabulimia, has become more prevalent in recent years and been gaining attention among experts, according to Lorraine Platka-Bird, PhD, RD, a diabetes educator who will be discussing the condition at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting in New Orleans this week.
SGLT2 Inhibitors and Diabetic Ketoacidosis: What's Behind the FDA Warning
05/28/2015 - People with diabetes who take blood sugar-lowering drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors were recently warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they should watch for signs of a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Hormone Health
05/11/2015 - Endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are chemicals that act the same as, block, or change the way that natural hormones act in the body. Learn more about EDCs and how you can avoid exposure to these chemicals.
t:flex™ Large Capacity Insulin Pump for Diabetes is Available
05/02/2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the t:flex™ insulin pump for marketing. The pump, manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care, can store the largest amount of insulin (480 units) of any pump available in the United States.
Depression, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders Are Common in Teens and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
04/20/2015 - Managing type 1 diabetes during the teenage years is challenging. Physical changes, social pressures, and stress can make it harder for teenagers and young adults to control their blood sugar levels.
Artificial Pancreas Is Being Tested for Overnight Use in Type 1 Diabetes
03/17/2015 - A big challenge for people with type 1 diabetes is managing blood sugar (or glucose) levels when they are asleep. Dips in blood sugar levels overnight may go unrecognized and can lead to serious consequences, including seizures and coma or, in rare cases, death.
Researchers identify molecular pathway that may become target of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes medications
10/16/2011 - 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.
 
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