Type I

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

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