Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body’s immune system has attacked and destroyed them. Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using an insulin pump, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin daily—for some.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes mellitus describes a condition where the body cannot produce insulin which leads to a very high level of blood sugar and associated complications. The condition, which usually develops in childhood or adolescence, affects millions of people worldwide.

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What is the association between COVID-19 and type 1 diabetes?

What is the association between COVID-19 and type 1 diabetes?

BU Researchers Test A Novel Hypothesis To Explain The Cause Of Autoimmunity In Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

BU Researchers Test A Novel Hypothesis To Explain The Cause Of Autoimmunity In Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

COVID-19 Associated With Increase In New Diagnoses Of Type 1 Diabetes In Youth, By As Much As 72%

COVID-19 Associated With Increase In New Diagnoses Of Type 1 Diabetes In Youth, By As Much As 72%

​​​​​​​Global burden of type 1 diabetes likely to double by 2040, study predicts

​​​​​​​Global burden of type 1 diabetes likely to double by 2040, study predicts

Link between type 2 diabetes and UTIs explained

Link between type 2 diabetes and UTIs explained

Extra caution needed while screening depressed teenagers with Type 1 diabetes

Extra caution needed while screening depressed teenagers with Type 1 diabetes

Study reveals recommended levels of long-term blood sugar to avoid diabetes-related damage

Study reveals recommended levels of long-term blood sugar to avoid diabetes-related damage

Research highlights the serious health implications of young-onset type 2 diabetes

Research highlights the serious health implications of young-onset type 2 diabetes

Cellulitis, a deep bacterial infection of the skin, as a monkeypox complication

Cellulitis, a deep bacterial infection of the skin, as a monkeypox complication

People of African-Caribbean heritage living with diabetes have greater kidney disease risk

People of African-Caribbean heritage living with diabetes have greater kidney disease risk

Tight control of blood sugar in teens may help reduce diabetes-related brain damage

Tight control of blood sugar in teens may help reduce diabetes-related brain damage

Severe COVID-19 increases risk of future cardiovascular events

Severe COVID-19 increases risk of future cardiovascular events

Incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth increased during COVID-19 pandemic

Incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth increased during COVID-19 pandemic

“Drug factory” implants show promise in eradicating mesothelioma tumors

“Drug factory” implants show promise in eradicating mesothelioma tumors

Serious health events rare in children after COVID-19 vaccine booster, says CDC study

Serious health events rare in children after COVID-19 vaccine booster, says CDC study

The QCOVID4 algorithm developed using data from the Omicron wave identifies those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes

The QCOVID4 algorithm developed using data from the Omicron wave identifies those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

The BCG vaccine against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in type 1 diabetic adults

Study details post-COVID-19 symptoms and conditions among children and adolescents in the US

Study details post-COVID-19 symptoms and conditions among children and adolescents in the US

Implantable mechanotherapeutic drug delivery platform helps overcome host immune response

Implantable mechanotherapeutic drug delivery platform helps overcome host immune response

Discovery could prevent insulin resistance and have significant benefits for people with type 2 diabetes

Discovery could prevent insulin resistance and have significant benefits for people with type 2 diabetes