Type I

Would Mass Screening Benefit Children at High Diabetes Risk?

There is currently no way to prevent type 1 diabetes, but screening trials suggest finding high-risk children early can reduce severe illness at diagnosis. Identifying children likely to develop diabetes could also speed the testing of preventive therapies. Read more

Type 1 Diabetes May be Two Distinct Conditions

New research has found that children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes under the age of seven have a different type (specifically “endotype”) of the condition compared to patients with diabetes who have been diagnosed at age thirteen or above. These findings could spur further research into whether dormant insulin-producing cells can be reactivated.  Read more

Diabetes and COVID-19

People with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they contract the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has guidance on what the coronavirus means for people with diabetes, and some tips on how best to protect yourself during this pandemic. Read more

Qualifying for Social Security Disability with Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes doesn’t always qualify for disability benefits, but some people are able to receive monthly disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Your benefits can be used on hospital bills and medical treatments, rent, utility bills, food expenses, and any other daily living needs.  Read more

Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise in Young People

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found an alarming increase of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers. The study found type 2 cases increased by seven percent in the last 10 years, with the number of type 1 cases also rising. Read more

Regular Thyroid Tests with Any Type of Diabetes?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) already recommends thyroid testing for people with type 1 diabetes, but a new analysis suggests that thyroid dysfunction is common in people with diabetes regardless of type, and that biochemical thyroid screening should be routine for people with type 2 as well as type 1. Read more

Value of MODY Testing in Type 1 Patients

People with maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) can often have reasonable long-term glycemic control without insulin, but MODY diagnosis is difficult because no single commonly used clinical criteria separates it from type 1 or 2 diabetes. With the difference in therapy between type 1 diabetes and MODY, a correct diagnosis of MODY leads to […]

The Diabetes-Cancer Link

The link between cancer and diabetes is not entirely understood, but biological mechanisms linking diabetes and cancer include hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, oxidative stress, dysregulations of sex hormones, and chronic inflammation. Although there is a known risk for cancer for people with diabetes, routine checks are still absent, and the potential of early detection and treatment of […]

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