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Bill would allow lower priced insulin to be imported

Credit: By LISA RATHKE Associated Press February 28, 2019 — 8:10pm MONTPELIER, Vt. — As Congress grills drug companies about the high cost of prescription medications, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow for the importation of low cost insulin from Canada and other countries for people with diabetes. […]

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Cellular sickness linked to type 1 diabetes onset

A UC San Francisco study of human and mouse pancreatic tissue suggests a new origin story for type 1 (T1) diabetes. The findings flip current assumptions about the causes of the disease on their head and demonstrate a promising new preventative strategy that dramatically reduced disease risk in laboratory animals. T1 diabetes is an autoimmune […]

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Engineered “Suicide Genes” Safely Grow Beta Cells From Stem Cells

Researchers have been advancing methods to generate insulin-producing beta cells from pluripotent stem cells (PSC) for the clinical treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, transplantation of these immature cells into patients poses substantial risks, namely the development of tumors (teratomas) and the growth of these stem cells into unwanted cell types. Pluripotent stem cells […]

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Effective type 1 diabetes screening risk score discovered

A new risk score has been developed which experts say could be a more effective way to screen for type 1 diabetes. It works by taking into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of the autoimmune condition. Is it thought this pioneering approach could make life easier when it comes to screening […]

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How Immunotherapy Could Stop and Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes need lifelong treatments of daily insulin injections to manage their condition that still leave them at risk of long-term complications. Immunotherapy could one day become an insulin-free alternative to stop, prevent, and potentially cure this chronic disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the insulin-producing beta cells in […]

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Détresse reliée au diabète

Saviez-vous qu’environ 70% des Canadiens et des Américains qui vivent avec le diabète de type 1 ont répondues d’avoir la détresse reliée au diabète? ( Fisher L et al., J Diabetes Complications, 2015; 29(4):572-577) C’est quoi la détresse reliée au diabète? Définition : les défis émotionnels et comportementaux vécus en lien avec le diabète et […]