Type I

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

Low Carb Diets for Athletes with Diabetes

With low carbs very much in the news, diabetes educator and exercise expert Sheri Colberg looks at low carb diets for athletes with type 1 diabetes. How low should an athlete with diabetes go? Read more

Very Low Carb Diets Provide Better Diabetes Control

Many diabetes experts have been fans of low carb diets for a while now. New research adds support to the idea, showing that patients with type 1 who followed a very low carb diet achieved better glucose control. Read more

Targeting the Gut to Prevent Type 1

A new study suggests that targeting specific gut microbes may be a way to protect against type 1 diabetes. Australian researchers found gut microbiota alterations in rodents and humans at high risk of type 1 diabetes, and that these gut microbiota alterations were a result of genetic susceptibility to type 1 diabetes, as well as […]

Can the Whole30 Diet Benefit Type 1 Patients?

The Whole30 Diet claims a variety of health benefits for following its rules for 30 days. It requires dieters to eat nothing but whole, unprocessed foods, and excludes alcohol, wheat, dairy, soy, sugar, and even peanuts and chickpeas. A patient with type 1 shares her experience with the diet and its effect on her blood […]

How Tech Can Help Patients Get Over Motivation Slumps

People who have been dealing with type 1 since childhood can get “burned out” on dealing with their diabetes every day, and lose the motivation to test numbers regularly and do the other tasks they need to do to manage their diabetes. For some of those patients, new technologies like CGMs can make managing their […]

Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Type 1

Type 1 diabetes researchers have long sought a treatment that would preserve and restore function to insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. In type 1 diabetes, the patient’s own immune system destroys these beta cells. One hurdle researchers have faced is that any new cells created via beta cell replacement therapy might also be destroyed by the […]

Diabetes Strong Website Offers Health and Fitness Info

Diabetes Strong, a new health and fitness website for people living with diabetes, offers information and advice on everything from exercise and nutrition to the latest diabetes products and tech. It’s run by Christel Oerum, a fitness professional with type 1 diabetes. The mission and design of the website is centered around the founders’ belief […]

Cow’s Milk Likely Not to Blame in Type 1

There’s been speculation that the consumption of cow’s milk proteins in infant formula may play a role in the increasing rates of type 1 diabetes in children. However, a new study suggests that’s not the case. An earlier, very small study had suggested that whole proteins from cow’s milk could trigger the immune reaction that […]

Winter Warning: Diabetes & Prediabetes Increase Frostbite Risk

People with diabetes or prediabetes can be at much greater risk of frostbite during the cold winter months, due to complications like neuropathy and poor circulation.The risk was dramatically illustrated a few years ago by the experience of British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who had to pull out of a grueling expedition to cross Antarctica […]

Obesity in Pregnancy Increases Type 1 Risk for Kids

A new study has found that mothers with obesity are more likely to have children who develop type 1 diabetes. While the risk is highest in children whose mothers also had diabetes themselves, maternal obesity alone increased the risk to children. Children of obese mothers also tended to be diagnosed with type 1 at earlier […]