A New Study Finds that Use of the BCG Vaccine in Early Life Protects Against Type 1 Diabetes in Adulthood

Medical review by Dr. Elizabeth Gomez A new study has found that early-life use of the BCG vaccine—used across the world to prevent tuberculosis—may reduce the risks of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine has been used to prevent tuberculosis for a century. It is one of the […]

Sending Your Child to a Diabetes Camp

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Cheryl Alkon With summer quickly approaching and camp spots filling up, learn about the value of sending your child to a diabetes camp from increased independence to bonding with other children with diabetes. Summer’s hazy days aren’t so far away. Will you send your kid […]

Why I Wanted to Get a Diabetes Autoantibodies Panel at 16 Years Old

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Indigo G.A. Today, I took a test to identify if I have the autoantibodies to develop type 1 diabetes. This test was a long time coming and not an easy step for my family and me to take as my mom has been living with […]

What is LADA? (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults)

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a type of diabetes that is often misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Also referred to as “type 1.5”, it’s actually a form of type 1 diabetes that develops very gradually. Let’s take a closer look at this […]

“Our Trials are Totally Different.” The Denise Faustman Interview

There’s no question that Dr. Denise Faustman does things differently. Dr. Faustman’s research has won her avid fans and raised millions from donors, but it has also provoked significant pushback from major diabetes organizations. Dr. Faustman wears that repudiation like a badge of honor, proof that her work is disruptive and important. A Maverick Approach […]

Back to School with Diabetes Amidst the COVID-19 Variants

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson This article was published on August 13, 2021. As of Monday, August 23, the FDA has granted the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine full approval for ages 16 and up, with the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) still in effect for ages 12-15 and for booster […]

Tackling Type 1 Diabetes – Where Are We on Technology and Research?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin Andrew Briskin joined the diaTribe Foundation in 2021 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Health and Societies. Briskin is an Editor for diaTribe Learn. At the Milken Institute 2021 Future of Health Summit, leading experts in type 1 […]

An Update from the Controversial Dr. Denise Faustman

Remember Dr. Denise Faustman? Dr. Faustman is about as close as the type 1 diabetes world comes to having a celebrity researcher. Her lab, based at Massachusetts General Hospital, has given people with diabetes a lot of hope—and also generated plenty of controversy. The BCG Vaccine In 2018, Dr. Faustman’s team released the first results […]

Insulin at 100, Part 2: Failed Promises, Bold Breakthroughs

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By James S. Hirsch Image source: diaTribe The discovery of insulin in 1921 was heralded as the cure for diabetes. The reality was different. Insulin, to be sure, could temporarily lower blood sugars to near-normal ranges, but it could also cause hypoglycemia – blood sugars that […]

Teplizumab: Can We Delay the Onset of Type 1?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Dr. Francine Kaufman Provention Bio’s new injectable drug was recommended by an FDA committee for approval on May 25, 2021. Studies show that teplizumab can delay, for people at risk for type 1, the onset of the condition for two years or more. Learn what […]