Overnight Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Found To Be Safe And Effective For Teens

Overnight closed-loop insulin delivery – which acts like an artificial pancreas and delivers insulin doses automatically – has proved to be safe and effective at controlling blood glucose levels in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, researchers recently found. While the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring systems that are currently available on the market are considered open loop – they measure blood glucose levels in

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Short Video Shows and Tells Diabetes Basics

A short animated video narrated in a woman’s reassuring tone provides a basic look at diabetes. The presentation touches on the science behind the condition and explains important terms, including “pancreas,” “glucose,” and “insulin.” It stresses the importance of regular A1C checks and taking medication if needed, while pointing out the dangers associated with not staying on top of blood sugar levels. Still, the message

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“Reprogrammed” Cells in Mice Reverse Late-stage Type 1 Diabetes

A successful experiment on mice with type 1 diabetes, which involved “reprogramming” their immune systems to stop attacks on pancreatic beta cells, may point the way to an eventual cure for the disease in humans. The experiment, led by the City of Hope medical research center in Duarte, California, first used antibodies to kill the two kinds of cells that are involved in autoimmune attacks

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A Type 1 Diabetes Cure in the Pipeline?

What if we could stop the body’s immune system from attacking the pancreas in the first stages of type 1 diabetes? What if we could keep the pancreas producing insulin, all the while helping it recover from the autoimmune barrage? We’d have a cure for type 1, that’s what. A new treatment being developed by Andromeda Biotech is being tested in multiple locations across England.

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Building Block of Glucose Uptake Identified for Type 2 Diabetes

By Clay Wirestone Scientists have found a protein that plays an important role in allowing our bodies to absorb glucose from our blood. What’s more, lower levels of that protein may contribute to type 2 diabetes. The new research, which appeared in the journal Cell Metabolism, tackles a fairly technical piece of the diabetes puzzle. Human metabolism reacts in a multifaceted way to sugar, and

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