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Why are some people at greater risk from coronavirus?

People with diabetes or heart disease are known to be more at risk from coronavirus, which is starting to spread rapidly in the UK and internationally. That is a concern for the 7.4 million Britons who have some form of cardiac or circulatory disease, which includes 4.8 million people with diabetes. The common risk factor […]

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UCLA Researchers Develop Coin-Sized Smart Insulin Patch

UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a smart insulin-delivery patch that could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabetes and deliver necessary insulin dosage. The adhesive patch, about the size of a quarter, is simple to manufacture and intended to work for 24 hours before needing to be replaced. A […]

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The ‘Most Dangerous Eating Disorder’: Diabulimia in T1D

When I diagnosed 10-year-old Katie with type 1 diabetes (T1D), I told her that her excess weight and diet were unrelated to her diagnosis. But a few months later, her school teacher singled her out for having diabetes in front of the entire class while declaring that the childhood obesity epidemic is out of control. […]

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Clinical trial explores new therapeutic for type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks and destroys beta cells in the pancreas. Once the beta cells are destroyed, the pancreas can no longer produce insulin. Currently, there is no cure for T1D and treatment focuses on managing blood sugar levels. Researchers at MUSC, including […]

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Cancer drug neratinib offers hope for type 1 diabetes treatment

A drug used to treat breast cancer, neratinib, has the potential to halt the immune system from destroying beta cells in type 1 diabetes, according to German researchers. Neratinib was able to guard the beta cells, which produce insulin in the pancreas, from attack. The JDRF-funded study showed that the treatment enabled the beta cells […]

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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. […]