Vertex’s First Patient Is Now Insulin-Free! Big News in the Race for a Type 1 Diabetes Cure

In October, we reported on the remarkable success of the first type 1 diabetes patient in the world to receive a transplant of laboratory-produced islet cells. The new cells secrete insulin in response to blood glucose levels, replacing the patient’s beta cells that lost function decades ago. Vertex released an update this month, and that […]

Study: An Old Blood Pressure Pill May Help New Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Medical review by Dr. Elizabeth Gomez  Verapamil, a widely-used hypertension drug, may help adults with newly-diagnosed diabetes preserve their natural ability to secrete insulin. A new study has advanced an explanation for how the medication works to protect the beta cells from immune system attacks. Unlike many other potential diabetes drug therapies, this one doesn’t […]

“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 […]

The PROTECT Study

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Let’s face it, there are a lot of research studies out there, and we mean… a lot. But one you should definitely know about is The PROTECT Study. Especially if you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with type 1 […]

The Top Tips for Your Best A1c Yet

Tip 1: Protein – Including some protein, whether plant or animal-based, at every meal, will help with satiation and with post-meal glucose spikes. Tip 2: Movement – Consistent physical activity and movement each day will help increase your insulin sensitivity. Any type of exercise or movement is suitable! Tip 3: Portion Sizes – Knowing what […]

Global Survey on Do-it-Yourself Artificial Pancreas System (DIYAPS)

By Saskia Wolf, Communication and Dissemination Manager, OPEN Please support a research study by and for people with diabetes! At the moment, OPEN is conducting a GLOBAL SURVEY and needs the support of the Diabetes Online Community; this means we need YOUR support. If you are a person with diabetes or a parent/caregiver of one, […]

Did a Virus Trigger Your Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease– that is, a disease resulting from the immune system attacking the body. In the case of type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, and without insulin-producing beta cell function, one develops type 1 diabetes, and quickly. Researchers still […]

UK Study Under Review Finds People With Type 1 Diabetes More at Risk to Die of COVID-19 Than People With Type 2 Diabetes

There’s a large UK study (2 million people) under peer review that’s gaining traction on social media. Why? Because it defies our – already overtaxed mental states – of what’s possible. “Covid-19: people with type 1 diabetes more likely to die than those with type 2.” This is how The Guardian, among other publications, headlined […]

Advancements in Treatment: The Use of Adjunctive Therapies in Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Paresh Dandona and Megan Johnson Read on to learn about the research around GLP-1, SGLT-2, and combination therapy use in type 1 diabetes. Dr. Paresh Dandona is a Distinguished Professor and Chief of Endocrinology at the University of Buffalo, and Megan Johnson is a fellow […]

STUDY: Link Between Jaundice at Birth and Type 1 Diabetes Risk

An association between high bilirubin levels at birth and a higher risk for developing type 1 diabetes has been previously suggested. Now, a large study has further confirmed the association. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Jaundice happens when a chemical called bilirubin builds up in the baby’s blood. During pregnancy, the […]