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Big Strides Made in Diabetes Care

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – This past year was a busy, productive one for diabetes research and care. "2017 was a year of progress in our understanding of diabetes and its complications, the tools available to help people manage their diabetes, and attention to the economic and accessibility challenges faced by people with diabetes," said Dr. William Cefalu, chief scientific and medical officer for ...

Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow

Posted 10 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 – Parents of young children with type 1 diabetes need to be on the lookout for symptoms of another autoimmune condition – celiac disease, new research suggests. The study found these youngsters appear to face a nearly tripled risk of developing celiac disease autoantibodies, which eventually can lead to the disorder. "Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease are closely related ...

Pump May Beat Shots for Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 10 Oct 2017 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 – In young people with type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy may offer better blood sugar control and fewer complications than daily injections of the vital hormone, new German research suggests. "Insulin pumps work, and they work even somewhat better than multiple daily injections overall," said Dr. Robert Rapaport, chief of the division of pediatric endocrinology at the ...

Transplant of Insulin-Producing Cells Offers Hope Against Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 10 May 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 – Scientists report a step forward in the plan to create a truly artificial pancreas, offering new hope to people with type 1 diabetes. A 43-year-old single mother with dangerously difficult-to-control diabetes had insulin-producing islet cells transplanted into her omentum – a fatty membrane in the belly. The cells began producing insulin faster than expected, and after ...

When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?

Posted 21 Apr 2017 by

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 – Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine whether it is safe for you to get behind the wheel. The wrong amounts of insulin and other blood sugar-lowering medications can trigger dangerously low blood sugar levels, which can cause people to pass out or have seizures, the researchers ...

Exercise Can Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 14 Oct 2016 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 – Aerobic exercise can benefit people with type 1 diabetes who are on insulin pumps, a small study suggests. The three-month study found that the six people with type 1 diabetes who did aerobic workouts had better blood sugar control, used less insulin and had fewer high blood sugar events than the seven who did no exercise. The study was published online Oct. 11 in the ...

A Better Diabetes Test?

Posted 5 Oct 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 – Industry-funded researchers say they've developed a way to improve the accuracy of a standard diabetes test. "We think our approach will enable many patients and their doctors to do a better job controlling blood sugar levels and reduce the long-term risks of heart attack, stroke, blindness and kidney failure" associated with diabetes, said Dr. John Higgins, associate ...

FDA Approves 1st 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 28 Sep 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first automated insulin delivery system – a so-called "artificial pancreas" – for people with type 1 diabetes. "This first-of-its-kind technology can provide people with type 1 diabetes greater freedom to live their lives without having to consistently and manually monitor baseline glucose levels and ...

Nasal Spray May Give Diabetics Faster Treatment for Low Blood Sugar

Posted 18 Dec 2015 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 – A new nasal spray might make rescue care easier for diabetics who are woozy or even unconscious due to severe low blood sugar, a new clinical trial suggests. The nasal spray contains powdered glucagon, a hormone that causes a prompt increase in blood sugar levels. The trial results showed that the nasal spray is nearly as effective in treating hypoglycemia (low blood ...

Type 1 Diabetes: An Unrelenting Disease

Posted 13 Nov 2015 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 – Although more than one million Americans have type 1 diabetes, most people don't understand the toll it can take on daily living. "It would be easier to tell you how diabetes doesn't affect my life," said Meri Schuhmacher-Jackson, a mother of four sons – three with type 1 diabetes. "Type 1 diabetes affects every aspect of our lives. It looks invisible from the outside. ...

Artificial Pancreas Works Well in Home Trial

Posted 17 Sep 2015 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 – The latest trial of an artificial pancreas system offers good news for people with type 1 diabetes – the system lowered blood sugar levels without increasing the risk of dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), a new British study says. The testing, done at home by both adults and children, proved the system better than an insulin pump at managing diabetes, the ...

Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics

Posted 19 Aug 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 – People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps seem to have a much lower risk of dying from heart disease or stroke prematurely than those who rely on multiple daily injections of insulin, new research suggests. "As done in Sweden at the time of this study, insulin pump treatment almost halved cardiovascular mortality," said study author Dr. Isabelle Steineck, from ...

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth

Posted 10 Aug 2015 by

-- Diabetes, especially when uncontrolled, can cause damage to your mouth and teeth. The website says possible effects of diabetes on the teeth and mouth include: Dry mouth, due to decreased saliva production. Increased risk of cavities due to less saliva. Gingivitis, characterized by bleeding, inflamed gums. Difficulty tasting food. Slower healing of mouth wounds. Increased ...

Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

Posted 9 Aug 2015 by

SATURDAY, Aug. 8, 2015 – Parents of children with diabetes need to plan how their child's condition will be managed while at school, experts say. "Diabetes is a disease that must be managed 24/7. Failure to do so can result in serious short- and long-term medical complications," Linda Siminerio, a certified diabetes educator and co-chair of the American Diabetes Association Safe at School ...

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Posted 20 Jul 2015 by

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 – People with type 1 diabetes may face a greater risk of developing thinking and memory problems as they age compared to the general population, new research suggests. The study found that people with type 1 diabetes were 83 percent more likely to develop dementia as seniors. "Our study found a modestly higher risk of all-cause dementia in people with type 1 diabetes. The ...

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