Type 1 Diabetes News and Research

More education helps diabetics stick to treatment plans
02/09/2011 - While tremendous strides have been made in the last couple of decades in medications for treating type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, these advancements mean nothing if patients are unwilling or unable to following instructions for taking these drugs.
Blocking immune cells may be key to preventing diabetic wounds
02/08/2011 - Many individuals who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes eventually develop wounds on their lower extremities that refuse to heal. Occasionally, these sores become so bad that the limb needs to be amputated. However, research from Loyola University may soon yield a new medication that could prevent this process, as scientists say they are getting close to a cure for the problem.
Cold virus associated with type 1 diabetes risk
02/04/2011 - People who have type 1 diabetes and prediabetes autoimmunity are 10 times more likely to be infected by the enterovirus, a microbe that causes everything from the common cold to meningitis and polio, than the general population, according to a new study from a team of Australian researchers.
Researchers identify mechanism behind diabetic complications
01/31/2011 - Blood vessel problems are among the most common complications for individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. However, a team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis recently discovered the underlying cause of these complications, which may enable them to produce improved medications that help individuals avoid the problems.
Researchers find possible solution for insulin dependence in type 1 diabetes
01/27/2011 - In what some are calling a potential cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that suppressing a single hormone may make the condition completely asymptomatic and eliminate the need for insulin injections.
CDC updates diabetes prevalence estimates
01/26/2011 - The number of individuals who have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes continues to rise at an alarming rate, according to new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most med school grads are unprepared to treat diabetes
01/26/2011 - Many recent graduates of medical school programs may have very little training in how to care for chronic disease, which could greatly impair their ability to treat a patient who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University.
Researchers identify mechanism in diabetics that increases stroke risk
01/24/2011 - Strokes pose a tremendous risk for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. They are much more likely to experience uncontrolled bleeding in the brain during a stroke, which increases the risk of poor outcomes and death.
New research hopes to find protection against diabetic complications
01/21/2011 - Kidney disease, vision loss and cardiovascular complications are common among those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. These conditions affect anywhere from 85 to 90 percent of diabetics. But what about the other 10 to 15 percent?
Diabetes may worsen breast cancer outcomes
01/19/2011 - Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer may be up to 50 percent more likely to die from any cause if they also have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new investigation from Johns Hopkins University researchers.
Researchers find the enzyme at the heart of retinopathy caused by type 1 or type 2 diabetes
01/17/2011 - One of the greatest fears of most of those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is that they will eventually suffer diabetic retinopathy and lose their vision. However, a team of researchers has found that inhibition or removal of certain enzymes may prevent the process that eventually leads to the loss of sight.
Researchers uncover cellular process that increases amputation risk in diabetics
01/12/2011 - The smallest units of the human genome may have a major impact on the amputation risk of individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A team of UK researchers has found that certain types of micro-RNA molecules may cause damage in the vascular system of diabetics, which can lead that leads to amputation.
Type 1 diabetes advocates seek name change
01/06/2011 - Fearing the negative associations that may be attached to type 2 diabetes, some of those with type 1 diabetes are pushing for a change in classification so that their disease can be viewed as distinct and unique.
As diabetes becomes more common, costs continue to rise
01/06/2011 - The number of individuals receiving care for type 1 and type 2 diabetes more than doubled since the past decade, and the cost of caring for these patients is continuing to spiral out of control, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Mortality rate for type 1 diabetes is declining, but more progress is needed
01/05/2011 - The mortality rate of individuals with type 1 diabetes has decreased in recent years, but those with the condition still face a much higher risk of death than those in the general population, according to a new study from University of Pittsburgh researchers.
Type 1 diabetics worry about stigma associated with the disease
01/03/2011 - Despite the many differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the two conditions are often lumped together. While this may be a handy way to classify the diseases, some individuals who suffer from them now find the shared nomenclature to be irksome.
Anemic diabetics may have higher risk of heart complications
12/29/2010 - Individuals with untreated type 1 or type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of becoming anemic. Now, a new study has found that diabetics who do not respond well to anemia medications may be at a higher risk for developing heart disease.
Researchers develop vaccine against future loss of insulin-producing cells
12/29/2010 - A team of doctors may have developed a vaccine that could enable individuals with type 1 diabetes retain more insulin production following diagnosis than previously thought possible.
Stem cell therapy may help diabetics avoid loss of feet due to complications
12/27/2010 - One of the greatest fears of many individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is the potential loss of feet or legs due to complications from the disease. However, a new study has shown that stem cell therapy may be able to prevent the need for diabetes-related amputations.
Hormone may lead to improved diabetes treatments
12/27/2010 - A team of researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center has discovered a type of hormone that may prevent the death of insulin-producing beta cells. They believe the findings could lead to improved treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Augmenting type 1 diabetes treatments with alternative therapies may be harmful
12/23/2010 - 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
12/22/2010 - 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
12/20/2010 - 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
12/20/2010 - 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
12/16/2010 - 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.
 
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