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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First interchangeable biosimilar insulin product approved by FDA for treatment of diabetes

First interchangeable biosimilar insulin product approved by FDA for treatment of diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Maternal fecal transplant may help restore gut microbiota in newborns with diabetes risk

Maternal fecal transplant may help restore gut microbiota in newborns with diabetes risk

Novel method for glucagon delivery to help individuals living with Type 1 diabetes

Novel method for glucagon delivery to help individuals living with Type 1 diabetes

USF receives $69.9 Million NIH funding to continue study on type 1 diabetes

USF receives $69.9 Million NIH funding to continue study on type 1 diabetes

Blood proteins could help identify diabetics most at risk of kidney damage

Blood proteins could help identify diabetics most at risk of kidney damage

Elevated levels of circulating proteins linked with protection against diabetic kidney disease

Elevated levels of circulating proteins linked with protection against diabetic kidney disease

Scientists outline new target for treating type 2 diabetes

Scientists outline new target for treating type 2 diabetes

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

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