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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Brigham receives $16 million Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to improve healthcare delivery for NCDs

Brigham receives $16 million Helmsley Charitable Trust grant to improve healthcare delivery for NCDs

New study looks at the role of beta cells in triggering autoimmunity

New study looks at the role of beta cells in triggering autoimmunity

Study finds unequal access to life-changing device among youth with type 1 diabetes

Study finds unequal access to life-changing device among youth with type 1 diabetes

Study demonstrates a potential way to stimulate the formation of new insulin-producing cells

Study demonstrates a potential way to stimulate the formation of new insulin-producing cells

Researchers demonstrate the feasibility of pancreatic beta-cell, target-specific CAR-Treg treatment for T1D

Researchers demonstrate the feasibility of pancreatic beta-cell, target-specific CAR-Treg treatment for T1D

Stem cell-based therapy shows potential to provide blood sugar control in patients with high-risk type 1 diabetes

Stem cell-based therapy shows potential to provide blood sugar control in patients with high-risk type 1 diabetes

Older adults with Type 1 diabetes have greater risk for muscle weakening, cardiovascular complications

Older adults with Type 1 diabetes have greater risk for muscle weakening, cardiovascular complications

Study offers insights into genetic factors that affect immunological responses in type 1 diabetes

Study offers insights into genetic factors that affect immunological responses in type 1 diabetes

ASU study explores components of the immune system

ASU study explores components of the immune system

Study may explain why people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are prone to tooth decay

Study may explain why people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are prone to tooth decay

Telemedicine, continuous glucose monitoring helped attenuate COVID-19 impact on children with Type 1 diabetes

Telemedicine, continuous glucose monitoring helped attenuate COVID-19 impact on children with Type 1 diabetes

Environmental pollutants may be the reason behind development of type 1 diabetes

Environmental pollutants may be the reason behind development of type 1 diabetes

Epigenetic markers associated with different risks of developing complications in type 2 diabetes

Epigenetic markers associated with different risks of developing complications in type 2 diabetes

Probiotic supplements accelerate the maturation of microbiome in extremely preterm infants

Probiotic supplements accelerate the maturation of microbiome in extremely preterm infants

Islet cell transplant program offers an effective treatment for patients with hard-to-control Type 1 diabetes

Islet cell transplant program offers an effective treatment for patients with hard-to-control Type 1 diabetes

Patients, doctors, insurers agree: Prior approvals for treatment should come faster

Patients, doctors, insurers agree: Prior approvals for treatment should come faster

Scientists examine the impact of herpesviruses on (pre)diabetes

Scientists examine the impact of herpesviruses on (pre)diabetes

Novel approach allows islet transplants to survive and control diabetes

Novel approach allows islet transplants to survive and control diabetes

Novel Type 1 diabetes treatment involves pancreatic islet transplant without the need for immunosuppression

Novel Type 1 diabetes treatment involves pancreatic islet transplant without the need for immunosuppression

Study shows how co-transplanting islet cells with SA-FasL-microgels reverses diabetic symptoms

Study shows how co-transplanting islet cells with SA-FasL-microgels reverses diabetic symptoms