Type 1 Diabetes News and Research

Researchers uncover signaling pathway that controls insulin production
12/14/2010 - 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.
Scientists use stem cells to produce insulin
12/13/2010 - 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.
Disease management programs may help diabetics control blood sugar
12/13/2010 - 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.
Groups applaud Congress for extending diabetes programs
12/10/2010 - Diabetes advocacy groups are praising the efforts of Congress following their renewal of funding for several diabetes initiatives.
Silencing a gene may benefit cardiovascular health of diabetics
12/10/2010 - 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.
Computer model may help speed the pace of type 1 diabetes research
12/09/2010 - The pace of type 1 diabetes research is often agonizingly slow, while the cost of studies remains high. This may prevent further breakthroughs in treating the disease. In an effort to remove these stumbling blocks, a team of computer scientists recently developed a virtual model that will enable researchers to test their hypotheses online rather than in clinics.
Many young diabetics smoke, few doctors warn them of the consequences
12/06/2010 - 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
12/03/2010 - 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.
High cost of care may lead to worse condition for some diabetics and their families
12/02/2010 - 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
12/01/2010 - 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.
Many stop drinking following diabetes diagnosis
11/29/2010 - 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.
Advice from dietitians may help diabetics control their condition
11/24/2010 - 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.
Organization plans study to test benefits of hormone
11/17/2010 - In an effort to help find a more effective treatment for individuals with type 1 diabetes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation recently announced that it will fund an investigation into the effectiveness of a new hormone therapy.
Group calls for more type 1 diabetes research funding
11/11/2010 - Despite recent advances in diabetes research, the number of individuals who have developed type 1 diabetes in recent years has increased dramatically. In order to address the situation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is calling for further funding to advance the treatment of these devastating conditions.
Dietary intervention may lower risk of type 1 diabetes
11/11/2010 - It is generally thought that genetic predispositions determine whether or not a child will develop type 1 diabetes. While genetics play a large role, a new study from European researchers has found that nutrition in the early stages of life may also factor into the equation.
Brain may play an important role in the benefits of leptin
10/19/2010 - Studies have suggested that the hormone leptin may help alleviate many of the metabolic symptoms of type 1 diabetes. However, little was known about how the hormone delivers the benefits.
New research hopes to identify better type 1 diabetes treatments
10/11/2010 - Individuals with type 1 diabetes who have had little success in controlling their symptoms may soon have a new treatment strategy to try.
Experts remind parents and teachers to check for signs of type 1 diabetes
10/07/2010 - Due to the fact that the majority of type 1 diabetes incidents happen during the fall and winter months, many experts say that the back-to-school seasons should act as a reminder to parents and teachers to be on the lookout for symptoms.
Immune cells may be responsible for type 1 diabetes, study finds
10/05/2010 - New research into the role that the immune system plays in type 1 diabetes may lead to improved treatments for the condition in the near future.
Harvard researchers look to the wisdom of crowds to solve diabetes problem
10/05/2010 - After decades of research and trials, scientists have been unable to cure type 1 diabetes. While advancements have been made in testing and treatment strategies, the ultimate answer to the question has remained elusive to researchers.
Implantable beads may end finger-prick blood sugar testing
10/04/2010 - While there are several potentially serious health complications that may arise from type 1 diabetes, many diabetics report that one of the most frustrating aspects of their condition is the continual pricks on the fingers they must endure to test their blood sugar.
Garlic oil may benefit the heart health of diabetics
09/30/2010 - Cardiomyopathy, a type of heart disease, is one of the leading causes of death among individuals with type 1 diabetes. However, a recent study has shown that garlic oil may provide diabetics with significant protection against the deadly condition.
Type 1 diabetes indicator is different in African-American and Caucasian children
09/23/2010 - A recent study conducted at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans has reported that the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) response to blood glucose is different in African-American and Caucasian children with type 1 diabetes.
Hemoglobin levels differ in African-American and Caucasian type 1 diabetics
09/08/2010 - According to researchers at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the Children's Hospital of New Orleans, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) responds differently to blood glucose in Caucasian and African-American children.
 
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