Type I

New Type of Drug Shows Promise in Type 1

Subetta is a new drug currently under review for approval by the FDA and undergoing phase 3 clinical trials. By activating insulin receptors, Subetta has an antihyperglycemic effect, stimulating uptake of glucose by muscle cells. The trials suggest Subetta has a small but statistically significant additional blood glucose-lowering effect in people whose type 1 diabetes […]

Cannabis May Be Dangerous to People with Type 1 Diabetes

There has been little research to date on how cannabis use might affect people with type 1 diabetes. A new study of people with type 1 in Colorado, where cannabis use is legal,  says they may be more likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use cannabis. Researchers surveyed 450 patients, about 30 percent […]

Good Blood Sugar Control Can Help Reduce Dementia Risk in Type 1

Poor blood sugar control has been implicated in dementia for people with type 2 diabetes. A new study looked at dementia risk for type 1 diabetes, and found that good glycemic management can help maintain cognitive function in people who have type 1 diabetes. Keeping HbA1c under 7.9% for long periods of time was especially […]

Sotagliflozin for Type 1 Diabetes

A new drug called sotagliflozin is a dual inhibitor of SGLT-1 and SGLT-2, which means it helps limits the body’s absorption of excess glucose through both the intestines and the kidneys. A new study looked at the safety and efficacy of the drug as an add-on to insulin therapy in people with type 1 diabetes, […]

If You Have Diabetes, It’s Important to Get Your Flu Shot

Health experts say that it’s especially important for people with diabetes to make sure they’re up-to-date with their vaccinations, including the flu shot.People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of contracting seasonal viruses like the flu, and for being hospitalized while fighting the disease. There are also risks for people […]

Exercise Can Help Delay Progression of Type 1 Diabetes

After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, more than half of patients have a “honeymoon phase” during which the pancreas continues to make insulin in limited amounts. This phase may last for days, weeks, or even months, until all the insulin- producing beta cells are destroyed. Now a new study has shown that patients who […]

Poor Blood Sugar Control Increases Risk for Dementia

People with type 1 diabetes who go through prolonged periods of uncontrolled blood glucose may have greater risk for dementia, according to a new study. Risk of dementia has often been linked to diabetes; elderly people with type 1 diabetes are over 80% more likely to have the memory loss condition than people who do […]

Can an Algorithm Manage Your Diabetes Better than You Can?

Would you trust an algorithm to decide your insulin dose? A recent clinical trial found that letting an algorithm decide the amount of insulin a person with type 1 diabetes needs helped keep blood sugar levels under control more effectively than when the participants managed their insulin needs themselves. Read more

Poor Blood Sugar Control Raises Risk of Serious Infections

A new study of over 85,000 people with diabetes has found that those who have the poorest control of their blood sugar are three times more likely to be hospitalized due to serious infections. Their risk was higher with all types of infections, but especially for bacterial infections. Read more

Type 1 Earlier in Childhood Means Shorter Life

The earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the higher their risk of heart disease and a shorter lifespan, according to research. Researchers had thought the physical burden of more years spent with high glucose levels was the cause of heart problems and earlier death, but now think there may be another factor: […]

The Importance of Specialized Diabetes Care During Pregnancy

A young woman with type 1 diabetes shared her experience of receiving special diabetes care during her pregnancy. While the care she received was excellent and helped her and her baby stay healthy throughout the pregnancy, a breakdown in communication after her baby was born early nearly led to disaster. Read more

Type 1 or Type 2? It’s More Complicated than You Might Think

Many people think of type 1 as a childhood disease, while thinking type 2 only develops in adulthood. A diabetes specialist discusses why that’s wrong, sharing her own experiences of diagnosing type 1 in elderly adults, and type 2 in toddlers. She points out that distinguishing type 1 from type 2 is often more complicated […]

Benefits of Diabetes Summer Camps

Why is it good for kids with diabetes to attend a special summer camp? A student pharmacist shares her experiences working at a camp and watching kids with type 1 learn from each other and develop new skills for managing their condition, while still having fun and enjoying camp life. Read more

Saliva Test Can Identify Type 1 in Children

A new test using just a saliva sample could replace blood tests to assess and monitor diabetes. According to a new study, analysis of proteins in saliva can identify high blood sugar and related problems in children and adolescents with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes,  before the appearance of clinical symptoms. By identifying diabetes early, complications […]

Large Babies Common for Women with Type 1, Even with Good Control

A new study found that women with type 1 diabetes had babies who were large for their gestational age, in spite of good diabetes management and glucose control during pregnancy, showing that even with excellent care, there are still challenges facing mothers with type 1 diabetes. Read more

New Insulin Delivery System Beneficial in Type 1

New research showed that people with type 1 diabetes who used the Diabeloop DBLG1,  a “closed-loop” insulin delivery system at home spent a larger percentage of time in their target glucose range, and experienced fewer hypoglycemic events, compared to patients who used an “open-loop” system — their regular pump and sensor.  The Diabeloop DBLG1 system consists […]

Using an SGLT-2 Inhibitor Drug Has Benefits for Type 1

New research suggests that adding an SGLT-2 inhibitor drug, dapagliflozin, to insulin therapy is helpful to patients with type 1 diabetes who are not able to maintain ideal blood glucose ranges with insulin alone. Because the drug can cause a slight increase in the kidney problem DKA, patients and their doctors should work closely together […]

Is Insulin in Pill Form Finally Here?

Researchers have been working on a way to deliver insulin in pill form instead of via injection for a long time, an innovation that would make the lives of people with type 1 diabetes much easier. However, they have struggled to find a method that would allow insulin to survive the human digestive system. Now […]

Preventing Exercise-Induced Hypoglycemia in Type 1

Exercising with type 1 diabetes can pose challenges, such as incidents of hypoglycemia. A new mini-dose glucagon has the potential to be a better option for treating exercise-induced hypoglycemia than other treatment methods, like eating carbohydrate-rich foods carbohydrate ingestion or reducing insulin dose. Read more

New SGLT-2 Inhibitor May be Helpful for Type 1 Diabetes

Sotagliflozin (brand name Zynquista), will be reviewed by the FDA as a possible adjunct treatment, along with insulin, for type 1 diabetes. If approved, it will be the first oral antidiabetes medication used in combination with insulin in patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  Read more