A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

June 19, 2013

Addie Parker was a happy 4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was in a coma. Tragically, her parents weren’t familiar with the signs of type 1 diabetes — extreme fatigue, thirst and sweet-smelling breath, among others — in time to save their little girl. Soon after she was diagnosed, Addie’s brain hemorrhaged. She died six days later, about a month shy of her fifth birthday.

Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

June 5, 2013

Using an immune-suppressing medication and adult stem cells from healthy donors, researchers say they were able to cure type 1 diabetes in mice. “This is a whole new concept,” said the study’s senior author, Habib Zaghouani, a professor of microbiology and immunology, child health and neurology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo.

Lucky Dogs Get Shot at Diabetes Cure

February 14, 2013

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) — In news that might one day help humans who struggle with type 1 diabetes every day, Spanish researchers report that a single session of gene therapy injections cured five beagle puppies who had the blood sugar disease.
Even four years later, the dogs showed no signs […]

Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds

February 8, 2013

Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes in one city: Diagnoses in kids younger than 5 jumped by 70 percent between 1985 and 2004 in Philadelphia.

Managing Type 1 Diabetes Can Stress Teens

April 21, 2010

Teens with type 1 diabetes may need help as they begin taking more responsibility for monitoring their blood glucose levels and administering insulin, a new study suggests.

Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes Moves Closer to Reality

April 15, 2010

The first human trials of the latest design of an artificial pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes found the device worked without causing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Vaccine Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

April 8, 2010

Canadian researchers have successfully reversed type 1 diabetes in mice using a new vaccine technology that appears to solely target the immune system cells responsible for the disease.

Artificial Pancreas Prototype in Development for Type 1 Diabetics

January 14, 2010

The first version of an artificial pancreas — a potentially revolutionary way to manage insulin delivery in people with type 1 diabetes — may be available in as little as four years.

Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Often Overweight

July 6, 2009

Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely to be overweight than those without the disease, increasing their risk of serious health complications, researchers say.

Type 1 Diabetes Rates Rising Among European Children

May 28, 2009

If current trends continue, cases of type 1 diabetes among European children under 15 will increase by 70 percent by the year 2020, a new study suggests.

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