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Augmenting type 1 diabetes treatments with alternative therapies may be harmful
Parents are increasingly seeking alternative treatments for their children who have type 1 diabetes. However, a new study from Australian researchers shows that complimentary medicines (CAMs) often do more harm than good.
Scientists study new drug that could reduce need for insulin among type 1 diabetics
Individuals with type 1 diabetes may soon have a new treatment option which could drastically improve their ability to control their condition.
Researchers hopeful of a diabetes cure
While there is currently no cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers are growing increasingly confident that science will be able to put an end to the debilitating disease within a handful of years.
Groups raise diabetes awareness through social media sites
Despite the fact that millions of Americans suffer from either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, there is relatively little known about the disease. In order to raise awareness of the conditions and lifestyle factors that may impact them, groups are taking to popular media outlets to help spread their messages.
Researchers discover key protein in insulin production
A team of UK researchers has discovered a protein that is vital in maintaining blood sugar levels. The finding could lead to the development of drugs that offer individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes better control over their blood sugar levels.
Researchers uncover signaling pathway that controls insulin production
In a study that could have major implications for the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have decoded the system used by the body to signal pancreatic beta cells when it is time to produce more insulin.
Disease management programs may help diabetics control blood sugar
Non-adherence to prescribed treatment plans is a major cause of hospitalization and death among individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, a new study has shown that disease management programs can help patients follow their doctor's orders more carefully, leading to improved health.
Scientists use stem cells to produce insulin
Men with type 1 diabetes may be able to grow new, more effective insulin-producing cells from their own testicular tissue, according to a new study from Georgetown University researchers.
Silencing a gene may benefit cardiovascular health of diabetics
Silencing a particular gene may eliminate much of the cardiovascular risk associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Canadian researchers.
Many young diabetics smoke, few doctors warn them of the consequences
Smoking is known to dramatically increase an individual's risk of heart disease. However, the problem is even more severe if that person has type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Despite this danger, many with the disease continue to use tobacco.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation mourns the death of Ron Santo
Fundraising efforts for research aimed at findings a cure for type 1 diabetes took a hit recently, as former All-Star third baseman Ron Santo, a major supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, has died.
Many stop drinking following diabetes diagnosis
Drinking alcohol in excess can have particularly damaging consequences for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. However, a new study has found that following diagnosis, a surprising number of individuals quit drinking for good.
High cost of care may lead to worse condition for some diabetics and their families
Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes is often extremely expensive. Caregivers must pay for frequent doctor visits, testing supplies and specific food items. However, a new study has found that all of this expense may impair the ability of families to supply health food for their children, which often leads to health complications.
Report shows impact of diabetes on life expectancy
Recent medical advancements have significantly improved the quality of life of individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, the findings of a new study suggest that individuals with the disease still live significantly shorter lives than those who do not suffer from diabetes.
Advice from dietitians may help diabetics control their condition
Individuals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes know that maintaining a nutritious diet is one of the most important things they can do to control their disease. The findings of a new study suggest that the services of a registered dietitian may help individuals accomplish this goal.
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