Type I

FDA Approval for First Automated Insulin Dosing Controller

The Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump will not only discontinue the delivery of insulin if blood sugars detected by a CGM record low blood sugars, but will also calculate the amount of insulin needed and inject that insulin when needed for elevated blood sugars. Read more

Diabulemia in Type 1

Diabulemia is a term used to describe an eating disorder in diabetes patients in which the patient deliberately restricts insulin in order to lose weight; medical professionals may also use the term ED-DMT1, Eating Disorder-Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, which is used to refer to any type of eating disorder in combination with with type 1 […]

Many with Type 1 Diabetes Turn to Black Market for Supplies

An online survey found that many patients with diabetes in the United States trade or buy diabetes drugs and supplies through an “underground exchange,” or black market, due to trouble paying deductibles or copays. Survey respondents included adults with type 1 diabetes and parents of children with type 1. Read more

Hospitals Fail to Implement Insulin Best Practices

According to recent research, greater than 75% of hospitals in the United States follow outdated insulin management protocols that are no longer recommended by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and Society of Hospital Medicine. Read more

Childhood Virus Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have found a link between an enterovirus infection in childhood and developing type 1 diabetes. A small subset of children who get enterovirus will go on to develop beta cell autoimmunity, with those children whose infection lasts a month or longer at higher risk. Young people who have a particular genetic variant in this […]

Premature Babies May Be at Greater Risk for Diabetes

A new trial has found that premature babies may be more likely to develop diabetes at some point in their life than other babies. The researchers found that babies born before 37 weeks are 21% more likely to develop type 1 diabetes and 26% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes within the study time […]

Gender Dysphoria and Type 1 Diabetes Linked

The rate of type 1 diabetes among transgender and gender-nonconforming young people is more than nine times higher than that of the general population, with researchers exploring the role of increased psychological stress among adolescents with both diagnoses, according to findings published in Pediatric Diabetes. Read more

Breast Cancer Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetes

A drug used to treat breast cancer, neratinib, has the potential to stop the immune system from destroying beta cells in type 1 diabetes, according to German researchers. The researchers found that Neratinib was able to protect the beta cells, which produce insulin in the pancreas, enabling the beta cells to continue to produce insulin. […]

Sleep Especially Crucial for Teens with Type 1

Most adolescents get insufficient sleep that equates to less than the recommended 8 hours. Due to this, most teens with diabetes have poor adherence to their sleep schedule, thus worsening their chances of developing comorbid conditions. Read more

New Trial for Combination Therapy

The TTT-1 trial will begin in Scotland early in 2020 to assess a new combination therapy using insulin, dapagliflozin, and semaglutide. It is being led by Dr John Petrie from the University of Glasgow, a leading expert in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The trial hopes the treatment will become a new option for […]

“Super-Grafts” to Treat Severe type 1

To save patients with a severe form of type 1 diabetes, pancreatic cell transplantation is a “last resort” treatment, because the process is long and complex, and many of the grafted cells die quickly. Researchers have found that adding amniotic epithelial cells to these cell clusters creates much more robust “super-islets” of Langerhans. Once transplanted, […]

“Automatic Insulin” Tech for Better Type 1 Management

A new study looked at a particular type of artificial pancreas, or closed-loop control, called the Control-IQ system — a new type of artificial pancreas that uses algorithms to adjust insulin doses automatically throughout the day. When the monitor detects that a person needs insulin, a pump releases it into the body. Read more

Type 1 Cannabis Users at Greater Risk for Ketoacidosis

Adults with type 1 diabetes who use cannabis products are more than twice as likely to develop diabetic ketoacidosis as non-cannabis users with type 1, according to a recent study. The researchers say increased appetite due to cannabis use may be a factor, along with impaired ability to manage diabetes. Read more

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