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MS Risk Rises With Childhood Diabetes
For young people, type 1 diabetes may raise the likelihood of having multiple sclerosis. Scientists now suspect that certain environmental factors may play a role.
Better Care for Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Patients with type 1 diabetes must constantly monitor their blood sugar to make sure it isn't too high or too low. Sometimes, though, even the most attentive patients can experience low blood sugar, especially when they are sleeping.
Fighting Back Against Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes causes certain cells in the body to destroy insulin-producing cells, so patients must control their blood sugar with insulin therapy. But what if a medicine could launch a counterattack on the harmful cells?
Protecting Pancreas From Type 1 Damage
With type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin to help cells take in blood sugar for energy. An experimental medication may help change that.
Coughing up an Explanation for Diabetes
The number of children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes has been rising. Sometimes, the disease is inherited. But sometimes, factors other than genes are involved in causing diabetes.
Vaccine Takes a Shot at Type 1 Diabetes
While less common than type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes strikes millions of Americans, typically at an early age. A new vaccine shows promise for preventing the disease in the future.
Becoming an Adult with Type 1 Diabetes
As there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, many children continue to battle the condition into adulthood. But it remains unclear when these patients typically move from pediatric care providers to adult healthcare providers.
Brief, Hard Workout Does the Trick
Sometimes it seems that there are not enough hours in the day to make time for exercise. But a short, intense workout may be enough for some diabetes patients.
Vitamin D Deters Diabetes?
Vitamin D—the sunshine vitamin—has been shown to protect against weak bones, heart disease, asthma and other health problems. Now it may also help ward off diabetes.
Goals Not Met by Diabetic Kids
The goal of treating children with type 1 diabetes is to bring blood sugar levels under control. But even with a specialist's care, it may be hard to reach target blood sugar levels.