Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body’s immune system has attacked and destroyed them. Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using an insulin pump, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin daily—for some.
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 insulin molecule will make blood sugar regulation easier and safer for diabetics

New insulin molecule will make blood sugar regulation easier and safer for diabetics

Genetically engineered T cells can  target, attack pathogenic T cells that cause Type 1 diabetes

Genetically engineered T cells can target, attack pathogenic T cells that cause Type 1 diabetes

Researchers develop telomerase gene therapy for treating different pathologies

Researchers develop telomerase gene therapy for treating different pathologies

Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes

Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes

Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

Antimicrobial found in soaps worsens fatty liver disease in mice

Continuous glucose monitoring has favorable effects over several years

Continuous glucose monitoring has favorable effects over several years

Engineers develop free mobile phone app for monitoring glucose levels in diabetic patients

Engineers develop free mobile phone app for monitoring glucose levels in diabetic patients

Study helps quantify racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric diabetes treatment

Study helps quantify racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric diabetes treatment

Researchers to explore the role of gut microbes in childhood celiac disease

Researchers to explore the role of gut microbes in childhood celiac disease

Children with multiple islet autoantibodies are more likely to progress to type 1 diabetes

Children with multiple islet autoantibodies are more likely to progress to type 1 diabetes

Novel approach can help measure antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Novel approach can help measure antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Research projects receive BTCA grants to develop novel drugs for various diseases

Research projects receive BTCA grants to develop novel drugs for various diseases

Glucose-lowering drug can protect the kidneys in patients with type 1 diabetes, study shows

Glucose-lowering drug can protect the kidneys in patients with type 1 diabetes, study shows

Researchers show a simple way to protect transplanted islets from rejection

Researchers show a simple way to protect transplanted islets from rejection

Progressive group highlights Trump, Tillis weakness on insulin price tags

Progressive group highlights Trump, Tillis weakness on insulin price tags

Even healthy people have "autoreactive" T cells linked to type 1 diabetes, shows study

Even healthy people have "autoreactive" T cells linked to type 1 diabetes, shows study

New model can simulate and analyze large number of viral infections

New model can simulate and analyze large number of viral infections

Study shows flash glucose monitors help youth with type1 diabetes

Study shows flash glucose monitors help youth with type1 diabetes

Scientists map genetic networks that control the biology of regulatory T cells

Scientists map genetic networks that control the biology of regulatory T cells

Early introduction of gluten may be an effective celiac disease prevention strategy

Early introduction of gluten may be an effective celiac disease prevention strategy