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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Study shows how epigenetic factors modulate the risk of type 1 diabetes

Study shows how epigenetic factors modulate the risk of type 1 diabetes

Study shows link between breast milk, gut bacteria, and development of the immune system

Study shows link between breast milk, gut bacteria, and development of the immune system

Aberdeen researchers develop antibody tests to detect new Covid-19 variants

Aberdeen researchers develop antibody tests to detect new Covid-19 variants

Researchers develop promising stem cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes

Researchers develop promising stem cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes

Measuring how patterns of gene expression change in children may help predict T1D progression

Measuring how patterns of gene expression change in children may help predict T1D progression

How mass screening efforts have helped identify more cases of celiac disease in children

How mass screening efforts have helped identify more cases of celiac disease in children

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

Oligo DNA improves differentiation of skeletal muscles exacerbated by diabetes

Oligo DNA improves differentiation of skeletal muscles exacerbated by diabetes

New immunotherapy shows promising results in subgroup of people with type 1 diabetes

New immunotherapy shows promising results in subgroup of people with type 1 diabetes

Study could lead to new antibiotics to fight bacterial infections

Study could lead to new antibiotics to fight bacterial infections

What can ancient feces tell us about the evolution of the human gut microbiome?

What can ancient feces tell us about the evolution of the human gut microbiome?

Ancient people had far different microorganisms in their guts than modern humans

Ancient people had far different microorganisms in their guts than modern humans

Scientists find dramatic differences between ancient gut microbiomes and modern microbes

Scientists find dramatic differences between ancient gut microbiomes and modern microbes

Could stem cells improve the outcome of ARDS in severe COVID-19?

Could stem cells improve the outcome of ARDS in severe COVID-19?

WHO’s new initiative aims to speed up action on diabetes

WHO’s new initiative aims to speed up action on diabetes

Genetic variants that impact protein binding in immune cells can cause autoimmune diseases

Genetic variants that impact protein binding in immune cells can cause autoimmune diseases

Nemours receives grant to examine behavioral health intervention for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

Nemours receives grant to examine behavioral health intervention for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

Study finds more children infected by coronavirus during the second wave in Germany

Study finds more children infected by coronavirus during the second wave in Germany