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How a Virus Can Trigger Diabetes

According to the World Health Organization, around 1.6 million people worldwide died due to diabetes in 2016. It is estimated that 425 million people are living with diabetes all over the world. By 2045, projections show this number rising to some 629 million diabetics globally. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the pancreas […]

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Overcoming Alcohol Addiction with Type 1 Diabetes

“Unfortunately, I see alcohol and substance abuse fairly frequently in (the type 1 diabetes) population,” says Kristine Batty, a diabetes care and education specialist (DCES) in Maryland. “Diabetes and depression are so common, so there’s a lot of self-medicating that goes on, mostly with alcohol,” explains Batty, a veteran healthcare provider who’s focused on diabetes […]

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Type 1 diabetes could begin in the womb, new research suggests

Type 1 diabetes can develop in babies under six months old, and the immune attack behind the condition may begin before they’re born, a new study co-funded by Diabetes UK has suggested for the first time. Until recently, it was thought that children under six months could only develop neonatal diabetes, which is caused by […]

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Treatment Reverses Type 1 Diabetes. Will It Last?

After starting a drug that’s officially approved to treat a type of blood cancer, a young man with type 1 diabetes was able to stop using insulin. He’s been off insulin since August 2018 — more than two years. Dr. Lisa Forbes — his doctor and co-author of a letter describing his case in the […]

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Has the Pandemic Changed Type 1 Diabetes Care for Good?

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many doctors started providing care via telemedicine. Now, a new survey of people with type 1 diabetes suggests many like remote care and hope it continues in the future. Among the survey respondents who had a telemedicine visit during the pandemic, 86% found […]