University of Florida scientists will be analyzing every cell in the pancreas, among other organs, to understand the roots of Type 1 diabetes.
First, scientists wanted to decode all three billions units of the human genome. Now, a new effort will identify all the cell types in the human body to discover the roots of diseases, like diabetes.
The diabetes epidemic can be fought through new therapies, prevention programmes and effective junk food legislation.
Nutrition expert – sugar does not cause type 2 diabetes on its own.
Humble hydrogels could one day replace hypodermic needles and repair damaged hearts.
We are seeing type 2 diabetes more and more in leaner groups at a much younger age.
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We are seeing increasing numbers of young, slim children with type 2 diabetes. This means obesity and lifestyle factors may not be the whole story behind the disease's rising rates.
Do you still need to take that?
As people with chronic conditions age or as their health changes, they sometimes need less medication. So when, should a person's drugs be scaled down?
To exercise or to avoid the risks?
Many diabetics avoid exercise because it upsets their insulin levels, and there is little medical advice on how to keep them safe. Here is an attempt to redress the balance.
With c-sections becoming so common, it’s time that we started to investigate what that means for child health.
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As more and more babies are delivered by cesarean section, we need to start investigating what that means for their long-term health.
Diabetic women are at greater risk of still births, miscarriages and delivery problems.
A British woman has become the first diabetic to give birth naturally using an artificial pancreas.
Death rates from type 1 diabetes in UK males aged 15 to 24 have almost doubled since 2000.
Death rates for young men with type 1 diabetes in the UK have shot past similar figures for Western Europe. Greater focus on adolescents could save lives.
US researchers have invented a microchip-based test for type 1 diabetes. The test is carried out by a handheld microchip…
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Scottish diabetes rates have rocketed, but there are promising signs.
The number of people with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled over the past two decades, with more than 3.8 million people currently affected. Around 10% of them have Type 1 diabetes, which is caused…
A virus that commonly causes diarrhoea in children may accelerate the development of type 1 diabetes, new research shows…
Lowering insulin doses can have dangerous effects on the body.
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Many people around the world take insulin injections to manage their type 1 diabetes. Although it’s essential for their health, some dangerously manipulate their treatment to lose weight. Insulin is a…
Pig cells could be used to deliver insulin to Type 1 diabetes patients via an implant under the skin, potentially freeing…
Insulin is so last season.
“Reverse vaccines” could be used to help relieve sufferers of type 1 diabetes from the inconvenience of daily insulin injections. A vaccine usually works by boosting the body’s immune system to fight a…