Category: Type 1 Diabetes

Re-Thinking The Cause Of Type 1 Diabetes

| March 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

The conventional view of type 1 diabetes is that it develops when the immune system mistakenly attacks the beta cells in the pancreas, which produce insulin. Various theories have been put forward on the cause of this immune system malfunction, which appears to involve both genetic and environmental components. But what if the fault doesn’t […]

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What You Can Do To Help Protect Your Child From Type 1 Diabetes

| February 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

I mentioned in my last blog post a study that shows people with type 1 diabetes have different gut bacteria from non-diabetics and a typical kind of inflammation in their gut. Another new review explains how the right balance of gut bacteria (the microbiome) is essential for the immune system to develop and function correctly […]

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Gut Bacteria Could Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

| February 7, 2017 | Comments (1)

I’ve been talking in my last two blog posts about the potential of an artificial pancreas to transform the lives of type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients. If you have T1D, you might be worried about passing on the condition to your children. This concern is quite natural, but latest research shows the risk of developing […]

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How Type 1 Diabetics Could Cut Down On Insulin Safely

| September 3, 2016 | Comments (2)

In type 1 diabetes, the insulin-producing cells (called beta-cells) in the pancreas don’t work. This auto-immune disease puts them under constant attack from the immune system, so their insulin output is small or non-existent. In my last blog post, I told you about new technology that holds out hope of a solution – although it […]

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Could This Be A Potential Breakthrough For Type 1 Diabetes?

| August 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

The search for a solution for type 1 diabetes has been going on for many years. In this form of diabetes, the immune system’s T-cells mistakenly attack the insulin-producing beta-cells in the pancreas, so that the sufferer is unable to produce sufficient insulin and needs to rely instead on injected insulin medication for blood sugar […]

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