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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$10 million gift helps launch the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Penn

$10 million gift helps launch the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at Penn

Scientists identify new gene that contributes to type 1 diabetes progression

Scientists identify new gene that contributes to type 1 diabetes progression

COVID-19 vaccination humoral immune response in individuals with diabetes

COVID-19 vaccination humoral immune response in individuals with diabetes

The autoantibody profile in COVID-19 patients with MIS-C

The autoantibody profile in COVID-19 patients with MIS-C

New epigenetic editing technique may advance the treatment of many diseases

New epigenetic editing technique may advance the treatment of many diseases

Study examines benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors in individuals with type 1 diabetes

Study examines benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors in individuals with type 1 diabetes

Despite restraints, democrats’ drug pricing plan could still aid consumers

Despite restraints, democrats’ drug pricing plan could still aid consumers

Scientists show how cold could alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms

Scientists show how cold could alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms

TEDDY study adds to a growing body of evidence that type 1 diabetes is not a single disease

TEDDY study adds to a growing body of evidence that type 1 diabetes is not a single disease

Novel Einstein-developed strategy successfully suppresses HIV infections in mice

Novel Einstein-developed strategy successfully suppresses HIV infections in mice

Breastfeeding and later introduction to gluten may have a protective effect against type 1 diabetes

Breastfeeding and later introduction to gluten may have a protective effect against type 1 diabetes

Study: Youth with type1 diabetes who use insulin pumps less likely to develop diabetic retinopathy

Study: Youth with type1 diabetes who use insulin pumps less likely to develop diabetic retinopathy

Managing metabolic disease through time-restricted eating

Managing metabolic disease through time-restricted eating

JDRF announces new grant to explore methods to alleviate diabetes distress

JDRF announces new grant to explore methods to alleviate diabetes distress

Scientists link insulin resistance to increased risk of developing major depressive disorder

Scientists link insulin resistance to increased risk of developing major depressive disorder

People over 40 with type 1 diabetes have worse outcomes from COVID-19, shows study

People over 40 with type 1 diabetes have worse outcomes from COVID-19, shows study

Abnormal blood pressure patterns may increase risks of complications and death in adults with diabetes

Abnormal blood pressure patterns may increase risks of complications and death in adults with diabetes

Insulin resistance linked to an increased risk of major depressive disorder

Insulin resistance linked to an increased risk of major depressive disorder

Remote diabetes management using CGM and telemedicine visits can improve glycemic control

Remote diabetes management using CGM and telemedicine visits can improve glycemic control

COVID-19 lockdown linked to improved glycemic control in type 1 diabetes

COVID-19 lockdown linked to improved glycemic control in type 1 diabetes