Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes Increase Among Youth

Diabetes affects an estimated 29.1 million Americans, including around 208,000 youth under age 20. This includes both diagnosed and undiagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes. And unfortunately, these rates appear to be on the rise according to a new study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes […]

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Are Contact Lenses the Next Breakthrough in Blood Glucose Monitoring?

If you have diabetes or know someone who does, you know that monitoring blood glucose levels is essential to good health. Through these readings, individuals can track whether their blood sugar is too high, too low, or just right. However, current methods include finger pricks to test blood or the insertion of tiny electrodes under […]

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Researchers Explore Link Between Gut Bacteria and Type 1 Diabetes

The number of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) continues to increase. Researchers estimate that by 2050, this number may reach 5 million. Ongoing efforts to prevent, treat, and cure type 1 diabetes aim to reduce the impact. One area that researchers are delving into is the study of gut bacteria. When an individual […]

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Medicare to Reimburse for Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Frequent blood glucose testing can be expensive, especially for individuals who must intensively manage their insulin and adjust dosages. The cost of supplies can add up, but they are a necessity for good health. Some individuals may soon see some relief as Medicare recently agreed to cover therapeutic continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems and provide […]

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New Drug May Help Slow Progression of Type 1 Diabetes

A major challenge with type 1 diabetes is that not only does the body lose its ability to produce insulin, the immune system also produces antibodies against the proteins in these insulin-producing beta cells. However, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have made an exciting discovery that may prove beneficial to some individuals with type […]

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Type 1 Diabetes Produces Unique Inflammatory Signature in the Gut

Living with Type 1 diabetes means constantly being aware of what food is eaten and how it is broken down by the body. Since the pancreas produces little to no insulin on its own to support the management of blood sugar, this must be controlled through diet, exercise, and insulin injections. Researchers have long thought […]

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Transplanted Cells Lead to Growth of New Pancreas: Another Step Toward Curing Diabetes?

There are around 1.25 million Americans living with Type 1 diabetes, and another 40,000 are diagnosed each year.  These numbers are even greater when Type 2 diabetes is added to the mix. A significant focus has gone into research for Type 1 diabetes, which occurs when the body does not produce insulin. One area that […]

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New Weapon Against Diabetes

Original article published by ETH Zurich on December 1, 2016. Click here to read the original article. Researchers have used the simplest approach yet to produce artificial beta cells from human kidney cells. Like their natural model, the artificial cells act as both sugar sensors and insulin producers. Researchers led by ETH Professor Martin Fussenegger at […]

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Economic 3D-Printing Approach for Transplantation of Human Stem Cell-Derived β-Like Cells

Original article published by IOP Science on December 1, 2016. Click here to read the original article. Abstract Transplantation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) differentiated into insulin-producing βcells is a regenerative medicine approach being investigated for diabetes cell replacement therapy. This report presents a multifaceted transplantation strategy that combines differentiation into stem cell-derived β (SC-β) […]

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“Artificial Pancreas” Is Approved

Original article published by The JAMA Network on October 4, 2016. Click here to read the original article. A new device that automatically monitors blood glucose levels and adjusts insulin levels has received FDA approval. The device, manufactured by Dublin-based Medtronic PLC, is the first such system to gain the agency’s blessing. The new MiniMed 670G […]

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