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Info – The History of a Wonderful Thing We Call Insulin

The History of a Wonderful Thing We Call Insulin Since the dawn of time, we have searched for ways to make life easier for us. The modern age has given us some amazing technological advances—what we would do without the internet, our iPhones or high-speed travel? For many people, surviving life without these things sounds […]

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COVID-19 linked to type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis in children

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may cause severe disease in high-risk people, including the elderly, people with underlying health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and those with weakened immune systems. Though most children and adolescents seem to be spared by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, a […]

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Full interview: Genprex’s newly licensed type 1 diabetes gene therapy’s potential explained by scientist

Dr George Gittes, Professor of Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh explains how and why he began working on the gene therapy licensed by Genprex (NASDAQ:GNPX). Dr Gittes says the therapy, currently undergoing pre-clinical studies, has shown data where it caused pancreatic cells to turn into insulin-producing cells. Watch it here –> ca.proactiveinvestors.com/

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Bone turnover markers decreased in children with type 1 diabetes

A cohort of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes had markers of bone formation and bone resorption that were significantly decreased compared with children without diabetes, independent of diabetes duration and Tanner stages, according to findings published in Pediatric Diabetes. “The take-home message from the study is that bone turnover is altered in children […]

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FDA Approves Fiasp for Children With Diabetes

The FDA has approved insulin aspart injection (Fiasp, Novo Nordisk), 100 U/mL, as a new mealtime option for children with diabetes—the first fast-acting mealtime insulin injection that does not have a pre-meal dosing recommendation. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood, with nearly 18,000 new cases of type-1 diabetes diagnosed each […]

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Genetic differences help distinguish type 1 diabetes in children from ‘type 1.5’ in adults

Philadelphia, January, 2020–A multi-center team of researchers led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has discovered a genetic signature that could help distinguish an adult-onset form of diabetes sharing many type 1 diabetes (T1D) characteristics from pediatric-onset T1D, opening the door to potentially more straightforward diagnostic tests for the adult condition and improving responses by […]

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Simple genetic test for type 1 diabetes being developed

For many children with type 1 diabetes, a diagnosis only comes after they find themselves hospitalized in life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis. Researchers in Virginia hope to change that. Scientists at the Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville have developed a test that they think may be able to predict the […]