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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Cone snail venom produces new type of insulin

Cone snail venom produces new type of insulin

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

International research consortium launched to improve obesity treatment

International research consortium launched to improve obesity treatment

Out-of-pocket health care costs for patients with type 1 diabetes is $2,500 a year, study reveals

Out-of-pocket health care costs for patients with type 1 diabetes is $2,500 a year, study reveals

Researchers develop novel method to diagnose and monitor autoimmune disorders

Researchers develop novel method to diagnose and monitor autoimmune disorders

Variations in genome’s 'dark matter' region can make patients susceptible to inflammatory diseases

Variations in genome’s 'dark matter' region can make patients susceptible to inflammatory diseases

C-Path, Provention Bio collaborate to improve scientific community's insight into type 1 diabetes

C-Path, Provention Bio collaborate to improve scientific community's insight into type 1 diabetes

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

Study provides genetic explanation behind the sex bias observed in certain diseases

Study provides genetic explanation behind the sex bias observed in certain diseases

Telehealth during COVID-19 could help avoid admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis

Telehealth during COVID-19 could help avoid admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis

Researchers develop vaccine for virus associated with type 1 diabetes

Researchers develop vaccine for virus associated with type 1 diabetes

Advanced technique shows 3D structure of nerve fibers in high resolution

Advanced technique shows 3D structure of nerve fibers in high resolution

Study: Unique glucose-sensing neurons in the brain prevent severe hypoglycemia

Study: Unique glucose-sensing neurons in the brain prevent severe hypoglycemia

C-Path receives EMA’s letter of support to facilitate the diagnoses of type 1 diabetes

C-Path receives EMA’s letter of support to facilitate the diagnoses of type 1 diabetes

Study marks a major step towards beta cell replacement therapy

Study marks a major step towards beta cell replacement therapy

Slightly elevated blood glucose levels can trigger major changes in insulin-producing cells

Slightly elevated blood glucose levels can trigger major changes in insulin-producing cells

Managing new-onset type 1 diabetes during COVID-19 pandemic with tele-diabetes

Managing new-onset type 1 diabetes during COVID-19 pandemic with tele-diabetes

New review confirms effectiveness of MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines

New review confirms effectiveness of MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines

'Chaperone protein' protects against autoimmune diseases, mice study shows

'Chaperone protein' protects against autoimmune diseases, mice study shows