Type 1 Diabetes News and Research

Kidney damage may increase the mortality rate of type 1 diabetes patients
08/31/2010 - According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, type 1 diabetes patients who have early and asymptomatic kidney damage may have a higher rate of mortality.
Gene variants associated with risk for type 1 diabetes may also be protective
08/26/2010 - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that gene variants associated with an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes may actually have some beneficial qualities.
Advanced treatment has reduced death rate from type 1 diabetes
08/23/2010 - A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health reports that advanced treatment and care have reduced the overall death rates of patients with type 1 diabetes.
Omega-3 fatty acids may not prevent heart disease for type 1 diabetics
08/15/2010 - A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has revealed that consuming more omega-3 fatty acids does lower the risk of heart disease for women with type 1 diabetes.
Insulin delivery technology may help diabetics better control blood glucose
08/15/2010 - According to medical experts, the use of insulin delivery devices - such as pens and pumps - may enable diabetic patients to better control their blood glucose and minimize their risk for chronic health problems.
Sensors can help type 1 diabetics control their blood glucose levels better
08/09/2010 - According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, attaching a blood sugar sensor to an insulin pump helps patients with type 1 diabetes control their glucose level better.
Insulin-producing cells continue to proliferate, offer hope for type 1 diabetics
08/03/2010 - A research team at the Peninsula Medical School in England has observed that insulin-producing beta cells are capable of proliferating in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Structure of insulin receptor may lead to potential type 1 diabetes treatments
08/01/2010 - Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have revealed the structure of a lesser-known component of the insulin receptor, creating the potential for new type 1 diabetes treatments.
Scientists test efficiency of BCG vaccination in type 1 diabetes treatment
07/29/2010 - Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Iacocca Foundation have announced the completion of the first phase of clinical trials for type 1 diabetes, which suggest that bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination may prove to be a viable treatment.
Protein fragments may trigger type 1 diabetes in mice
07/29/2010 - A study at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has revealed a protein fragment that may be responsible for triggering type 1 diabetes in mice.
Texas scientists make inroads into possible type 1 diabetes cure
07/28/2010 - Type 1 diabetes is a currently incurable condition that affects some 340,000 Americans. Fortunately, recent genetic studies have shown that there may be ways to reverse the disease and improve these individuals’ quality of life.
Dealing with Diabetes in the Summer Heat
07/08/2010 - Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics may develop diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) which makes it difficult to cope with the summer heat. A large number of people with diabetes have neuropathy (between 60% and 70%), which may affect the ability to sweat and therefore cool the body.
Does Diabetes Raise Your Risk of Cancer?
12/31/1969 - Diabetes and Cancer:  Are Diabetes Risk Factors and Treatments Linked to Cancer? We begin this week’s headlines with news from the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association which has published a review of literature that suggests that diabetes risk factors and treatments may be associated with cancer.
Gestational Diabetes and Childhood Obesity
12/31/1969 - Insulin Therapy and Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes
Can Tequila Treat Diabetes?
12/31/1969 - Tequila Treats Diabetes?
Islet Cell Transplanation?
12/31/1969 - Islet Cell Transplantation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
The Economic Burden of Diabetes
12/31/1969 - Medications Put an Economic Burden on People with Diabetes Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice’s March 2010 issue brings to us an interesting article titled “Impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on prescription medication burden and out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.”   The researchers assessed the economic burden of d
Avandia and Heart Attack Risk
12/31/1969 - March brings the beginning of spring, so get your gardening clothes ready. If you are not sure about the exercise value of gardening, please read this article. Make sure that you drink lots of fresh water if the weather is hot and place your glucometer in your pocket, along with glucose tablets.
Depression and Diabetes
12/31/1969 - February is National Heart Awareness Month. Please make sure you know the symptoms of heart attacks, and talk your healthcare team about your cholesterol and lipid profiles. If you're not already, make this the year to become heart healthy.
A1c Control for Type 2 Diabetes Patients
12/31/1969 - Preventing Night-time Hypoglycemic Events There was an article in the February 5, 2010, issue of the Lancet titled "Manual closed-loop insulin delivery in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a phase 2 randomized crossover trial." The study was done by Dr. Roman Hovorka, PhD et al.
New Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
12/31/1969 - FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Research
12/31/1969 - Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Research Headlines this week start with a DNA sweep which found new links to type 2 diabetes. Two studies published online in the journal Nature Genetics this week were the results of hundreds of scientists sifting through genetic data from 122,000 people.
Making Healthy Carb Decisions with Type 1 Diabetes
12/31/1969 - The new year brings resolutions for many of us. I'd encourage you to put this on your resolution list: make appointments to see all your physicians, which includes primary care, ophthalmologist, gynecologist, urologist, endocrinologist, cardiologist, dentist, periodontist, and all others you have been told that you should see on a yearly basis.
Insulin Resistance and Heart Health
12/31/1969 - Insulin Resistance and Heart Health in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes
 
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