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Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here

Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here

Individuals with type 1 diabetes must inject themselves with the required dose of insulin daily to manage their condition. In the future, injections may no longer be necessary; scientists are developing a viable way of delivering insulin in pill form. Researchers have developed a pill for the oral delivery of insulin, and they hope that […]

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Type 1 diabetes: Does the gut hold the key to prevention?

Type 1 diabetes: Does the gut hold the key to prevention?

Targeting specific microbiota in the gut could be one way to protect against type 1 diabetes, a new study concludes. Researchers suggest that targeting the gut microbiota could lead to the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have found distinct gut microbiota alterations in rodents and humans that […]

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Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes

Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes

Researchers from Colorado and Florida have found that a drug commonly used to control blood pressure could have another use: preventing and treating type 1 diabetes. Researchers have identified a blood pressure drug that could help to prevent type 1 diabetes. The new research — co-authored by Dr. Aaron Michels, an associate professor of medicine […]

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Honeymoon phase in diabetes: What you need to know

Honeymoon phase in diabetes: What you need to know

When someone is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and insulin treatment starts, their blood sugar can stay at near-normal levels, and their diabetes symptoms vanish. This near-normal blood sugar condition is achieved with decreasing amounts of insulin, and some people manage to come off insulin temporarily. This status quo is known as the honeymoon […]

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Type 1 diabetes: Could modified blood stem cells lead to a cure?

Type 1 diabetes: Could modified blood stem cells lead to a cure?

Increasing levels of a certain protein in blood stem cells so that the immune system stops attacking insulin cells in the pancreas could be a way to halt type 1 diabetes, according to a new study reported in Science Translational Medicine. Scientists may have devised a way to reverse type 1 diabetes. Researchers led by […]

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Vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

Children who are genetically susceptible to type 1 diabetes could see their risk of the condition reduced if they get enough vitamin D. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Diabetes. Researchers suggest that higher levels of vitamin D may help to prevent type 1 diabetes. Researchers found that children […]

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Under-skin transplants show promise for type 1 diabetes

Under-skin transplants show promise for type 1 diabetes

In theory, transplanting insulin-producing cells into the body should work as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. However, in practice, researchers face many challenges, especially in finding a non-hostile environment for the cells. Now, a new study describes a tissue engineering approach that may create a suitable environment under the skin. Researchers say implanting insulin-producing […]

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Immunotherapy found safe for type 1 diabetes in landmark trial

Immunotherapy found safe for type 1 diabetes in landmark trial

Type 1 diabetes is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, so does this mean that immunotherapy could be used to treat it? A landmark trial has investigated the safety of such a therapeutic approach. Immunotherapy has proven safe for the treatment of type 1 diabetes in a placebo-controlled trial. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Type 1 diabetes: Almost half of patients produce insulin

Type 1 diabetes: Almost half of patients produce insulin

Type 1 diabetes is often described as a condition in which the body fails to produce the hormone insulin. New research, however, provides further evidence that not all insulin production is lost with the condition, and this may be down to an anti-inflammatory protein. Researchers have found that many patients with type 1 diabetes still […]

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Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

Somogyi effect: Causes and prevention

The Somogyi effect, also known as the rebound effect, occurs in people with diabetes. Hypoglycemia or low blood glucose in the late evening causes a rebound effect in the body, leading to hyperglycemia or high blood glucose in the early morning. This phenomenon, known as the Somogyi effect, is widely reported but remains controversial due […]