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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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New insulin pill could end daily injections for diabetes patients

A revolutionary insulin pill could prevent the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes from taking daily injections, researchers have said. Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a capsule strong enough to survive the journey through the gastrointestinal tract. When the pill is ingested and reaches the small intestine, it breaks down […]

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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 […]