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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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

Researchers explore a case of diabetic ketoacidosis in patient with atezolizumab-induced autoimmune diabetes

Researchers explore a case of diabetic ketoacidosis in patient with atezolizumab-induced autoimmune diabetes

New ‘SINT1A‘ study explores potential of a probiotic to prevent type 1 diabetes in children

New ‘SINT1A‘ study explores potential of a probiotic to prevent type 1 diabetes in children

Tubeless, wearable insulin pump can improve blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes

Tubeless, wearable insulin pump can improve blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes

Non-Hispanic blacks with Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19 are more likely to have diabetic ketoacidosis

Non-Hispanic blacks with Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19 are more likely to have diabetic ketoacidosis

‘Painless’ glucose monitors pushed despite little evidence they help most diabetes patients

‘Painless’ glucose monitors pushed despite little evidence they help most diabetes patients

NTU scientists design new compound that could help reduce overactive immune response

NTU scientists design new compound that could help reduce overactive immune response

New compound can reduce overactivation without impairing the body's immunity response

New compound can reduce overactivation without impairing the body's immunity response

Translational research results in promising combination therapeutic candidate for type 1 diabetes

Translational research results in promising combination therapeutic candidate for type 1 diabetes

Study could offer a new way to treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Study could offer a new way to treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

New AI algorithm to fully automate the artificial pancreas system

New AI algorithm to fully automate the artificial pancreas system

Single strain of bacteria may reduce the severity of graft-versus-host disease

Single strain of bacteria may reduce the severity of graft-versus-host disease

Study: Children with Type 1 diabetes have lower brain volume, verbal IQ, and overall IQ

Study: Children with Type 1 diabetes have lower brain volume, verbal IQ, and overall IQ

Inherited genetic variation may affect the response to cancer immunotherapy

Inherited genetic variation may affect the response to cancer immunotherapy

Immune responses to insulin could help identify individuals at risk for developing type 1 diabetes

Immune responses to insulin could help identify individuals at risk for developing type 1 diabetes

Study finds cancer as the leading cause of death among patients with diabetes

Study finds cancer as the leading cause of death among patients with diabetes

Study: Diabetics worry about disruption to insulin supplies owing to Brexit outcome

Study: Diabetics worry about disruption to insulin supplies owing to Brexit outcome