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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Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Seattle nurses scrounge for masks to stay safe on pandemic’s front lines

Seattle nurses scrounge for masks to stay safe on pandemic’s front lines

Participation of people with diabetes in online support groups associated with poorer health

Participation of people with diabetes in online support groups associated with poorer health

New evidence shows that type 1 diabetes is not one but two separate conditions

New evidence shows that type 1 diabetes is not one but two separate conditions

Type 1 diabetes mellitus comprises of two different conditions based on age

Type 1 diabetes mellitus comprises of two different conditions based on age

Scientists identify genes involved in the development of diabetic kidney disease

Scientists identify genes involved in the development of diabetic kidney disease

Rotavirus vaccination not linked to type 1 diabetes mellitus risk

Rotavirus vaccination not linked to type 1 diabetes mellitus risk

'Primitive' stem cells shown to replace and repair damaged blood vessels in the retina

'Primitive' stem cells shown to replace and repair damaged blood vessels in the retina

New artificial pancreas may provide life-changing support to diabetic people

New artificial pancreas may provide life-changing support to diabetic people

Millions of people have prediabetes – could you?

Millions of people have prediabetes – could you?

Lipid signaling from beta cells linked to inflammatory macrophage polarization

Lipid signaling from beta cells linked to inflammatory macrophage polarization

A step towards precision medicine for the management of monogenic diabetes

A step towards precision medicine for the management of monogenic diabetes

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Novel drug combination discovered to induce high rates of human beta cell proliferation

Novel drug combination discovered to induce high rates of human beta cell proliferation

DNA misfolding linked to heightened risk for Type 1 diabetes

DNA misfolding linked to heightened risk for Type 1 diabetes

Smart insulin-delivery patch could monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes

Smart insulin-delivery patch could monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes

Research examines environmental exposures and increase in type 1 diabetes

Research examines environmental exposures and increase in type 1 diabetes

Time to include standard care screenings for diagnosis of pre-symptomatic type 1 diabetes

Time to include standard care screenings for diagnosis of pre-symptomatic type 1 diabetes

Diabetes Action Canada develops National Diabetes Repository to aid research

Diabetes Action Canada develops National Diabetes Repository to aid research