Juvenile Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus type 1 (Type 1 diabetes, T1D, T1DM, IDDM, juvenile diabetes) is a form of diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that results in destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. Lack of insulin causes an increase of fasting blood glucose (around 70-120 mg/dL in nondiabetic people) that begins to appear in the urine above the renal threshold (about 190-200 mg/dl in most people), thus connecting to the symptom by which the disease was identified in antiquity, sweet urine.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes mellitus describes a condition where the body cannot produce insulin which leads to a very high level of blood sugar and associated complications. The condition, which usually develops in childhood or adolescence, affects millions of people worldwide.

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Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Novel method for glucagon delivery to help individuals living with Type 1 diabetes

Novel method for glucagon delivery to help individuals living with Type 1 diabetes

Scientists outline new target for treating type 2 diabetes

Scientists outline new target for treating type 2 diabetes

New biomaterial for pancreatic islet transplants does not trigger the body's immune response

New biomaterial for pancreatic islet transplants does not trigger the body's immune response

Tiny implant reverses diabetes in mice without requiring drugs

Tiny implant reverses diabetes in mice without requiring drugs

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy can increase risk of type-1 and type-2 diabetes

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy can increase risk of type-1 and type-2 diabetes

Study could offer a new way to treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Study could offer a new way to treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

How have COVID-19 pandemic school closures impacted the health of children globally?

How have COVID-19 pandemic school closures impacted the health of children globally?

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Metformin drug decreases mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes

Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

New microgel drug delivery method could improve effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplants

New microgel drug delivery method could improve effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplants

COVID-19 linked to type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis in children

COVID-19 linked to type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis in children

Novel drug candidate offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes

Novel drug candidate offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease

International research consortium launched to improve obesity treatment

International research consortium launched to improve obesity treatment

A new therapeutic approach to improve the health of diabetic patients

A new therapeutic approach to improve the health of diabetic patients

Insulins sold at U.S. retail pharmacies are consistent with product labeling, finds study

Insulins sold at U.S. retail pharmacies are consistent with product labeling, finds study

Single-cell RNA-seq addresses key question in islet cell biology and diabetes research

Single-cell RNA-seq addresses key question in islet cell biology and diabetes research

Researchers develop vaccine for virus associated with type 1 diabetes

Researchers develop vaccine for virus associated with type 1 diabetes

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells