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

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

Auto-antibodies may explain why some people develop severe COVID-19

Auto-antibodies may explain why some people develop severe COVID-19

WHO plans to increase access to affordable, quality-assured testing and treatment for diabetes

WHO plans to increase access to affordable, quality-assured testing and treatment for diabetes

About 10% patients with severe disease create auto-antibodies that attack the immune system

About 10% patients with severe disease create auto-antibodies that attack the immune system

Study reveals higher incidence of immunology diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults

Study reveals higher incidence of immunology diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults

Diabetic ketoacidosis linked to lower IQ scores, worse memory in children with type 1 diabetes

Diabetic ketoacidosis linked to lower IQ scores, worse memory in children with type 1 diabetes

Diabetes leads to drastic reduction in the kidney's potential to clean itself

Diabetes leads to drastic reduction in the kidney's potential to clean itself

Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased risk of falls

Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased risk of falls

Researchers identify proinflammatory lipids that precede onset of Type 1 diabetes in mouse model, children

Researchers identify proinflammatory lipids that precede onset of Type 1 diabetes in mouse model, children

New intervention to help improve outcomes for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

New intervention to help improve outcomes for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

Examining the role of endocrine system and hormones in COVID-19 infection

Examining the role of endocrine system and hormones in COVID-19 infection

ACE2/TMPRSS2 not expressed in pancreatic islet endocrine cells

ACE2/TMPRSS2 not expressed in pancreatic islet endocrine cells

Negligible ACE2 expression in human beta-cells

Negligible ACE2 expression in human beta-cells

Majority of U.S. COVID-19 fatalities had underlying medical conditions

Majority of U.S. COVID-19 fatalities had underlying medical conditions

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

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

FDA approves a hybrid closed loop diabetes management device for young pediatric patients

FDA approves a hybrid closed loop diabetes management device for young pediatric patients

New cellular pathway protects cells from infection by Ebola virus, coronaviruses

New cellular pathway protects cells from infection by Ebola virus, coronaviruses

Artificial pancreas manages blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes children

Artificial pancreas manages blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes children

Study: Blocking nerve signals to the pancreas could stop patients from developing type 1 diabetes

Study: Blocking nerve signals to the pancreas could stop patients from developing type 1 diabetes

Novel cell-based therapy holds promise for obesity and diabetes

Novel cell-based therapy holds promise for obesity and diabetes