An experimental drug was able to slow down the progression of type 1 diabetes, an inherited disease, among high-risk patients in a small clinical trial. This is the first to show that type 1 diabetes can be delayed.
Medicine June 11, 2019
Prices of insulin nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, according to a study, and usage of the medication only rose to 3 percent. This is a nod to the growing number of people airing their grievances to the soaring costs.
Medicine January 22, 2019
Sophia Daugherty dealt with Type 1 diabetes her entire life. Last Wednesday, she died of complications just days after her blood sugar dramatically dropped at a sleepover.
Feature | Health September 21, 2018
A team of researchers from Southern California suggested that women who have any form of diabetes while pregnant are at a higher risk of having a child with autism. The study examined over 400,000 children that were born between 1995 and 2012.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2018
A new study suggested that people who suffer from type 1 diabetes could follow a low-carb diet. The diet could possibly help improve blood sugar levels and lessen complications that stem from the disorder.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018
A diabetic woman was found after being reported missing. Though diabetes is associated with high blood sugar, there are also dangers associated with patients having low blood sugar.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2018
A class of second-grade students worked on a project together to create purse designs for their classmate's diabetes apparatus. The children even made a belt design when they realized that boys could also get type 1 diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 15, 2018
Instead of the current classification of diabetes, researchers of a new study are proposing five clusters of diabetes. It is more specific and could lead to more targeted treatments for patients.
Medicine March 3, 2018
Researchers present evidence that repeated administration of BCG vaccine can reverse Type-1 diabetes. Phase II of clinical trials to prevent and treat advanced diabetes is underway.
Medicine June 11, 2017
Do you have diabetes? Learn more about some of the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes that you should be on the lookout for.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2017
Researchers have found a natural diet that could treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. However, more research has to be carried out to reach a clear conclusion. The diet should also be prescribed by nutritionists.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2017
Iconic TV actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at age 80. In tribute, fans can stream a recent PBS documentary on the star free on demand online, as well as view several broadcast marathons of her hit sitcom.
Celebrities January 27, 2017
Malaria drug was found to reverse alpha cells into beta cells, which contributes to the body's capacity to produce insulin. Future research will establish if this formula could treat type 1 diabetes.
Medicine December 3, 2016
The FDA gave its approval to Medtronic's MiniMed 670G, the first automated insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes patients. The artificial pancreas could automatically monitor and regulate blood sugar levels.
Biotech September 28, 2016
The first artificial pancreas in the world could hit the market as soon as 2018, concluded UK researchers in a new review. Note, however, that this device that could vastly benefit type 1 diabetes patients is still facing several challenges.
Medicine July 5, 2016
Here's another reason why dogs are wonderful: new research affirms that dogs can be trained to help detect diabetes in patients. The secret lies in their superior sense of smell.
Public Health June 27, 2016
Children are more susceptible to developing type 1 diabetes later in life when they contract a cold or flu during their first 6 months, a new study suggests. Infections that occur beyond this period don't produce the same effect.
Public Health May 9, 2016
The battle against diabetes continues, as a major trial in Scotland aims to prevent type 1 diabetes in children. Researchers will test an alternative theory to prevent the disease's development using metformin, a type 2 diabetes drug.
Life April 20, 2016
Transplanting pancreatic islets – clusters containing insulin-making cells – showed effective for type 1 diabetes patients undergoing severe hypoglycemia. These new findings fuel hope for regulatory approval of islet transplantation in the United States.
Life April 19, 2016
Diabetes cases have soared from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. WHO called for efforts to curb rising incidence of the chronic disease.
April 7, 2016
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes has increased over the years. The cost of insulin has also increased by nearly 200 percent in about a decade.
Life April 6, 2016
A blood test still in its early stages is poised to detect a range of diseases, including cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. It is based on next-generation DNA sequencing, using signatures of DNA coming from dying cells.
Life March 17, 2016
A service dog named Jedi saved the life of a little boy named Luke who has type 1 diabetes. The dog has the ability to detect whether Luke's blood sugar levels become dangerously low and to report this to the boy's parents.
Life March 10, 2016
Researchers from Denver have identified a new class of antigens that may be contributing to the development of type 1 diabetes. Their study was funded by the American Diabetes Association.
Life February 12, 2016
A newly developed closed-loop insulin delivery system has been shown to be more effective at keeping blood sugar levels low in young patients with type 1 diabetes. The device makes use of a smartphone app to monitor the patient's glucose and automatically delivers insulin when needed.
Life February 5, 2016
Researchers from MIT, Harvard University and other scientific organizations have developed a new technology that would allow insulin-producing beta cells to be implanted into the body. The device effectively protects these cells from immune system attacks.
Life January 27, 2016
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe they have found the closest thing to a cure to Type I diabetes yet - at least one that acts as an alternative to routine insulin injections.
January 26, 2016
American researchers created a 'smartphone pancreas' that monitors blood sugar levels automatically and sends reports to an accompanying app. The new system comes with a wearable insulin pump that routinely injects insulin using tiny needles.
Life January 12, 2016
A breakthrough hydrogel seaweed capsule may spare diabetes patients from insulin injections. The new cryopreservation method removes the possibility of ice damage, requires no major surgery and eliminates the need for immunosuppressant drugs.
Life January 2, 2016
Clinical tests showed that a glucagon nasal spray worked as effectively as the injectable option in treating severe hypoglycemia. It may take the nasal spray slightly longer to increase blood sugar levels, but it is faster to administer than an injection.
Life December 20, 2015
A new study found that type 1 diabetes continues show increased prevalence among U.S. kids. The exact reason as to why the trends keep on rising remains a mystery to experts.
Life December 18, 2015
Researchers from the group T1D Exchange discovered that obese or overweight teenagers with type 1 diabetes may not receive the same health benefits as type 2 diabetics do when taking the antidiabetic drug metformin. The recent study showed that early benefits from taking the drug disappeared later on in the study.
Life December 4, 2015
A novel immunotherapy for Type 1 diabetes patients is in the works. The researchers made use of patients' own regulatory T cells called Tregs to limit the disease's attack on the beta cells and retain the system's infection-fighting capability.
Life November 28, 2015
Is there a potential cure for diabetes? Maybe, after researchers developed an artificial pancreas that can produce insulin in patients with diabetes and other pancreatic diseases.
Life November 21, 2015
Researchers in the United Kingdom discovered that a majority of pregnant diabetic women have high glucose levels in their blood. This can significantly increase the risk for their unborn child to suffer damage during pregnancy.
Life November 19, 2015
Health experts say that insulin pumps are efficient in controlling blood sugar levels in children with Type 1 diabetes, but the device is underused in several places. Less than half of kids in the UK with Type 1 diabetes use the device.
Life November 11, 2015
With the use of an antispasmodic, a Stanford research team was able to slow the onset of diabetes in mice. The findings look promising in the hope that a drug to prevent diabetes progression in humans is possible.
Life September 17, 2015
Madeline McElroy is one of the over 150 kids chosen by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to participate in the Children's Congress where young type 1 diabetes patients meet with lawmakers.
Life July 13, 2015
BCG works in mice, but will it be just as effective in treating type 1 diabetes in people? An FDA-approved clinical trial of the vaccine aims to find out.
Life June 10, 2015
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and BCDiabetes are looking for patients who have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to participate in an experimental treatment that could eliminate the need for regular insulin injections.
Life April 23, 2015
Witnessing traumatic events, such as the death of a loved one or the divorce of parents, may increase a child's stress levels and triple the risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, a new study shows.
Internet Culture April 13, 2015
Researchers create form of insulin that 'switches' on and off in response to blood sugar levels. Long-lasting 'smart' insulin could give new hope to Type 1 diabetes sufferers.
Life February 10, 2015
An Australian toddler who has type 1 diabetes has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a device that acts as his artificial pancreas.
Life January 22, 2015
Type 1 diabetics face shorter lifespans than the general population, but the news is getting better for people suffering from the disease.
Life January 8, 2015
Individuals with type 1 diabetes may lose up to 13 years of their life to the disease. People with good kidney function and who take proper care of the disease may also lose up to eight years of their life to type 1 diabetes.
Life January 7, 2015