Type I

Victoza Tested as Add-on Therapy for DKA in Type 1

A recent study has looked into whether Victoza and other drugs in its class (GLP-1 agonists) can help people with type 1 diabetes to lower their blood glucose levels and lower risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The study, conducted by researchers at the Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York, investigated whether Victoza could reduce production […]

Type 1 Diabetes Risk May Come Down to Gut Bacteria Counts

Diabetes researchers have long noticed that labs have different rates of success breeding mice to have the equivalent of Type 1 diabetes. At first, many scientists attributed this to poor management of genetic drift in some labs, but this theory didn’t hold up. If you transferred a group of mice from a lab with a […]

American Diabetes Association Updates on Diabetic Retinopathy

A recent update on diabetic retinopathy by American Diabetes Association (ADA) has considerably improved in terms of diagnosing and treating this complication since the 2002 ‘Position Statement.’ The statement was comprised of natural history of diabetic retinopathy with associated risk factors and different stages categorized by the growth of new blood vessels on the retina […]

Fasting Diet Regenerates Beta Cells in Mice

For years, there has been a vocal minority of Type 1 diabetes activists who have claimed that a low-calorie, low-carb diet is a great, but often ignored, treatment option for maintaining blood glucose levels with Type 1 diabetes. Now, a new study may provide strong scientific evidence that such a diet-focused treatment restores beta cell […]

Diabetes could cause up to 12% of US deaths

The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates based on death certificates suggest—a new analysis shows.

Diabetes Tech ‘Spectations for 2017

We’ve been listening to earnings calls and talking with company execs, industry insiders and PR teams to get a sense of what else is on the horizon, compiled in the following report.

Exercise Often Raises Blood Glucose in Type 1 Diabetes

Regular physical activity and exercise are recommended for the general population for overall improved health. However, exercise of moderate intensity increases the risk of hypoglycemia during and following exertion in those with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Accordingly, exercise guidelines for T1DM focus on prevention of exercise-induced hypoglycemia.

Bluetooth insulin dose device helps users keep track of their injections

A new Bluetooth insulin dose tracker, called Insulog, can be fitted onto most existing insulin pens to prevent dose errors in people with type 1 diabetes and insulin-treated type 2 diabetes. The device, created by a Tel Aviv-based startup, is the object of an online crowdfunding campaign recently launched on Indiegogo.

Eye Is the Focus of World Diabetes Day in 2016

On World Diabetes Day, a consortium of international medical organizations is highlighting the fact that a quarter of people with diabetes are not discussing eye complications with their healthcare professional, despite a worldwide survey indicating that vision loss is feared twice as much as other common complications of diabetes.

ASweetLife – Until There’s a Diabetes Cure, We Need Better Tools

With the surprising announcement this month that the FDA had cleared the way for Medtronic’s 670G hybrid system, sometimes referred to as an artificial pancreas, most people with diabetes were swinging their pump tubing with glee or juggling their (safety-capped) syringes in delight. And with good reason. We are on the cusp of a flood […]

How to Prevent Eye Complications with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common vascular complication of diabetes, and the leading cause of vision loss among working age Americans. Experts estimate a half a billion eyes will be affected by diabetic retinopathy worldwide by the year 2030. Left untreated, it leads to blindness after 20 to 30 years with diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes petition calls for increase funding into cure research

Over 42,000 people have signed the 2nd Annual More for a Cure petition, which has called for increased funding into type 1 diabetes research. The US petition, which was launched on 6 September 2016 by the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance (JDCA), has already acquired twice as many signatures in six weeks than last year’s petition […]

Optimizing Insulin Injection – Expert Recommendations from FITTER

Last month, a major scientific journal published an unprecedented three papers from the congress, including “New Insulin Delivery Recommendations” from the 183 doctors, nurses, educators, and conference attendees in Rome. The publications are based on results of what is probably the largest survey ever done concerning insulin injection technique in more than 13,000 insulin-injecting people […]

Do You Need More T Cells to Stop Type 1 Diabetes?

A novel treatment meant to stop Type 1 diabetes by increasing the number of T cells in the body is being given special attention by the FDA. The treatment, called CLBS03, has recently been granted Fast Track status by federal regulators, a designation which speeds up the approval process.

Type 1, Celiac, and AutoImmune Thyroid Disease Go Together

Unfortunately, researchers are finding that people with one autoimmune condition are prone to others. For example, a recent study has found that people with celiac disease and Type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of also developing autoimmune thyroid disease.

Life Expectancy Increases for People with Type 1

A new study on life expectancy and Type 1 diabetes has brought results that can be seen as glass half-empty or glass half-full. The bad news is that life expectancy for people with Type 1 is still shorter than that of the average population; the good news is that people with Type 1 are living […]

Testing Metformin to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Last November, JDRF officials announced that researchers had found biological markers for Type 1 diabetes long before symptoms appeared in children. Now another group of researchers hope to see if they can prevent Type 1 before children become symptomatic, and to do it they are planning to use a classic tool in diabetes management – […]

Documenting ViaCyte’s Stem Cell Diabetes Trial

ViaCyte, a leader in stem cell therapies for diabetes, is conducting this first human trial of its kind. And a husband/wife team is producing the first documentary of its kind. They are filming the trial results as they occur.

Study Highlights Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis After Bariatric Surgery

People with Type 1 are not immune from obesity, and some turn to bariatric surgery. However, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that 25 percent of those with Type 1 who received this surgery suffered from moderate to severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) afterwards.

4 Tips for Diabetic Foot Management

Podiatrists and vascular experts recently developed new diabetic foot management guidelines, according to a Medscape report. Recommendations focus on preventing and relieving major foot issues that can come with diabetes. Here are some highlights of what they recommended.