Type I

New Test May Help ID Children With Type 1

Nearly one half of all children who develop type 1 diabetes are only diagnosed when they are hospitalized with a diabetic coma. Researchers are trying to see if a genetic test can detect type 1 before these emergencies occur. Read more

All About Double Diabetes

Double diabetes or double disease (DD) refers to having type 1 diabetes (T1D) along with insulin resistance, a characteristic of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Clear criteria to define this group of patients is not very well established. Read more

“Scarless Pouch” for Insulin-Producing Cell Transplants

Placing transplanted insulin-producing cells in an insulating pouch removes the need for immunosuppressing drugs, and can provide people with type 1 diabetes with a treatment that removes the need for daily insulin injections. But this approach has encountered a problem: the formation of scar tissue around the implant, which impedes the cells’ work. A startup […]

Prebiotics May Help Children With Type 1

Studies have shown that patients with type 1 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota that can potentially harm glycemic control and intestinal permeability, therefore reducing insulin sensitivity. Prebiotics are a type of fiber that can be considered as “food” for probiotics in the gut, which together help encourage a healthy microbiome to support digestion and […]

Misdiagnosis Common in Adults with Type 1

A recent study found that 38% of patients over the age of 30 who were initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes actually had type 1 diabetes. The patients were treated as type 2, without insulin, and half were still misdiagnosed 13 years later. Read more

Is Morning Exercise Safer with Type 1?

Working out first thing in the morning might be a safer option for people with type 1 diabetes who want to avoid blood glucose lows, according to a researcher who compared blood glucose responses in people with diabetes who lifted weights in the morning or in the afternoon. Read more

What is “Brittle” Diabetes?

Brittle diabetes — also called labile diabetes — is a term that describes particularly unstable type 1 diabetes; it typically refers to blood sugar (or blood glucose) levels that quickly swing from low (hypoglycemia) to high (hyperglycemia). Read more

Turning 26 Poses Dangers for Young Americans with Type 1

Many young Americans with type 1 diabetes rely on their parents’ health insurance to cover the costs of insulin. Insulin’s price in the us has tripled from 2002 to 2013, and from 2012 to 2016, its average annual cost increased from $3,200 to $5,900. This means that young people who turn 26 and are no […]

Risk of Heart Failure with Diabetes Greater for Women

The fact that diabetes can contribute to heart failure has long been known, but new research suggests that the risk is much greater for women than for men. The researchers found that type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47% increased risk of heart failure in women compared to men, and type 2 diabetes was […]

Managing Weight, Lipids Helps Prevent Type 1 Complications

More intensive management of risk factors such as hypertension, excess weight and lipid profile in people with type 1 diabetes is beneficial in reducing type 1 diabetes complications, and may be as important as blood sugar control. Read more

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

New research has found that the vaccine given to invents to prevent the common childhood ailment rotavirus may also protect them against developing type 1 diabetes. Scientists have theorized for decades that type 1 diabetes can be triggered by environmental exposures in predisposed individuals. Read more

Heart Risk with Myocardial Blood Flow and Type 1

Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a complication of diabetes that increases the risk of death Previous studies have found that impaired cardiac autonomic function and reduced myocardial flow reserve (MFR) are associated in patients with type 2 diabetes; now a recent study has found the association is also seen in patients with type 1 diabetes. […]

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

A large new study found that the vaccine which prevents rotavirus — an extremely contagious virus that can cause severe illness and death in infants and young children — may also help lower the risk for developing type 1 diabetes. Read more

A Drug to Delay Type 1?

Scientists have reported a major breakthrough in treating type 1 diabetes: a drug that can delay the development of the disease in young people at high risk. The researchers found that 2 weeks of treatment with an experimental intravenous drug delayed development of type 1 diabetes by an average of about two years. Read more

Managing Hyperglycemia and Exercise

People with type 1 diabetes are susceptible to insulin deficiency and need to learn why and when to check for ketones, especially if using an insulin pump. People with type 2 diabetes can experience hyperglycemia from a combination of insulin resistance and inadequate insulin secretion. Diabetes and exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg shares guidance on […]

Heart Rate Monitor Can Detect Hypoglycemia

One of the most common adverse events for patients with type 1 diabetes is hypoglycemia. On average, patients with type 1 diabetes have about two symptomatic hypoglycemia episodes each week, but the common symptoms of hypoglycemia often go unnoticed, increasing the risk of severe hypoglycemic events, which can lead to coma or death. Heart rate […]

Diabetic Ketoacidosis May Affect Children’s Brain Development

Recent studies have shown that even a single episode of diabetic ketoacidosis in young children with type 1 diabetes is associated with lower cognitive scores and altered brain growth; more research is needed to determine the scope of the problem and how to better prevent it. Read more

Count Protein, Fat as well as Carbs in Insulin Calculations

People with type 1 diabetes are usually advised only to count the carbohydrate content of their meal when calculating pre-meal insulin dose. While this improves glycemic management, there is growing evidence that protein and fat should also be considered in calculating pre-meal insulin doses. Read more

Only 1 in 5 with Type 1 Meet Blood Glucose Goals

New data says that only about one in five Americans with type 1 diabetes is achieving optimal glycemic control. This is in spite of the increased use of technologies such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) designed to help with diabetes management. Read more

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1

A recent drop in type 1 diabetes rates in Australian children may be linked to the introduction of a routine vaccine against rotavirus. Researchers in Melbourne found that diabetes rates have been declining in infants since the vaccine’s launch in Australia in 2007, which supports previous research that suggested rotavirus infection might be a risk […]