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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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

Preserving kidney function in patients with diabetic kidney disease

Preserving kidney function in patients with diabetic kidney disease

New artificial pancreas may provide life-changing support to diabetic people

New artificial pancreas may provide life-changing support to diabetic people

Researchers identify new prevention strategy for type 1 diabetes

Researchers identify new prevention strategy for type 1 diabetes

Loss of stress hormone is a hallmark of pancreatitis, shows study

Loss of stress hormone is a hallmark of pancreatitis, shows study

UAB researchers identify biomarker for early beta cell death in Type 1 diabetes

UAB researchers identify biomarker for early beta cell death in Type 1 diabetes

New discovery may help identify type 1 diabetes earlier than is currently possible

New discovery may help identify type 1 diabetes earlier than is currently possible

Potential genomics methods discover gene signature predicting type 1 diabetes

Potential genomics methods discover gene signature predicting type 1 diabetes

A small chemical change reverses prediabetes in obese mice

A small chemical change reverses prediabetes in obese mice

Study finds lower risk of Type 1 diabetes in children vaccinated against 'stomach flu' virus

Study finds lower risk of Type 1 diabetes in children vaccinated against 'stomach flu' virus

Innovative transplantation technique helps find early signs of type 1 diabetes

Innovative transplantation technique helps find early signs of type 1 diabetes