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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes can be challenging but not Impossible!

4 tips you didn’t know! Exercising with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be challenging, but not impossible. With T1D, you have to consider low and high blood sugars in the middle of a walk, yoga, spinning class, tai chi, or even strength-training. As I interviewed different people with T1D and asked them how they balance […]


Fun Super Bowl Recipes for those with Type 1 Diabetes

With the Super bowl just around the corner, it can be challenging finding healthier versions of your favorite snack for someone with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). We have taken the guesswork out and found some amazing blood sugar-friendly tailgating recipes from T1 Everyday Magic. How can you go wrong serving a delicious, protein-rich bowl of […]

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Winter Comfort Food Recipes for Those with Type 1 Diabetes

Now that the holidays are over and we’re deep into winter, you’re probably finding yourself craving warm, rich, delicious comfort food. Hearty soups, chili with cornbread, macaroni and cheese, chicken pot pie, pasta, baked potatoes – we all have our favorite foods and meals for when it’s chilly outside. However, for those of us with […]

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Diabetes Research Connection 2016 Year in Review

This past year has been a big one for us at Diabetes Research Connection. Our donors have stepped up to the plate and helped us fund research towards treating, curing and preventing type 1 diabetes. In fact, in 2016 we were able to raise more than $490,000 thanks to the support of our donors. We’re […]

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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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Meet the DRC Board: Alberto Hayek, M.D.

At the Diabetes Research Connection, our passion is working together with the scientific community to find a way to treat, cure and prevent type 1 diabetes, and our board is dedicated to helping achieve our vision. 2016 has been a monumental year for us, as we’ve raised more money than ever before for early-career scientists’ […]

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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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Holiday Travel Tips for Those With T1D

The holiday season is in full swing, and many of us will be traveling this month to visit friends, family and loved ones. For those with type 1 diabetes (T1D), though, holiday travels may require a bit more planning. Below we’ve outlined a few things to keep in mind when planning a trip if you […]


“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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Imbalance of Bacteriome Profiles Within the Finnish Diabetes Prediction and Prevention Study

Original article published by Wiley Online Library on August 22, 2016. Click here to read the original article. Abstract Background We set out to explore associations between the stool bacteriome profiles and early-onset islet autoimmunity, taking into account the interactions with the virus component of the microbiome. Methods Serial stool samples were longitudinally collected from 18 […]

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