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Heel-prick blood test could predict which children will develop type 1 diabetes, say scientists who can spot early warnings of the condition in the genes and chemicals in the body

A heel-prick blood test could predict which children will develop Type 1 diabetes, scientists say. UK and US researchers said up to 75 per cent of cases of the disease could be diagnosed by scouring the blood for biomarkers of the condition. The average child is in their mid-teens by the time they are diagnosed […]

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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 […]

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Researchers define safe sweet spot for type 1 diabetes control

Swedish researchers have identified a ‘sweet spot’ window of HbA1c that is associated with lower risks of complications for people with type 1 diabetes. Research, carried out by a team from the universities of Gothenburg and Linköping, found that maintaining an HbA1c of between 48 and 52 mmol/mol (6.5% and 6.9%) was associated with reduced […]

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‘A Bad Result’: A1c Targets Missed in Most With Type 1 Diabetes

BARCELONA — Worldwide, only a small proportion of adults with type 1 diabetes are achieving optimal glucose control, new research indicates. Findings from the multinational, observational Study of Adults’ Glycemia in TID (SAGE) were presented September 17 here at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2019 Annual Meeting. Overall data were presented […]

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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 […]