Posts in category: Type I
Prebiotics May Help Children With Type 1

Studies have shown that patients with type 1 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota that can potentially harm glycemic control and intestinal permeability, therefore reducing insulin sensitivity. Prebiotics are a type of fiber that can be considered a…

Misdiagnosis Common in Adults with Type 1

A recent study found that 38% of patients over the age of 30 who were initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes actually had type 1 diabetes. The patients were treated as type 2, without insulin, and half were still misdiagnosed 13 years later. Read more

Is Morning Exercise Safer with Type 1?

Working out first thing in the morning might be a safer option for people with type 1 diabetes who want to avoid blood glucose lows, according to a researcher who compared blood glucose responses in people with diabetes who lifted weights in the mornin…

What is “Brittle” Diabetes?

Brittle diabetes — also called labile diabetes — is a term that describes particularly unstable type 1 diabetes; it typically refers to blood sugar (or blood glucose) levels that quickly swing from low (hypoglycemia) to high (hyperglycemia)…

Turning 26 Poses Dangers for Young Americans with Type 1

Many young Americans with type 1 diabetes rely on their parents’ health insurance to cover the costs of insulin. Insulin’s price in the us has tripled from 2002 to 2013, and from 2012 to 2016, its average annual cost increased from $3,200 t…

Risk of Heart Failure with Diabetes Greater for Women

The fact that diabetes can contribute to heart failure has long been known, but new research suggests that the risk is much greater for women than for men. The researchers found that type 1 diabetes was associated with a 47% increased risk of heart fai…

Managing Weight, Lipids Helps Prevent Type 1 Complications

More intensive management of risk factors such as hypertension, excess weight and lipid profile in people with type 1 diabetes is beneficial in reducing type 1 diabetes complications, and may be as important as blood sugar control. Read more

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

New research has found that the vaccine given to invents to prevent the common childhood ailment rotavirus may also protect them against developing type 1 diabetes. Scientists have theorized for decades that type 1 diabetes can be triggered by environm…

Heart Risk with Myocardial Blood Flow and Type 1

Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a complication of diabetes that increases the risk of death Previous studies have found that impaired cardiac autonomic function and reduced myocardial flow reserve (MFR) are associated in patients with type 2 diab…

Rotavirus Vaccine May Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

A large new study found that the vaccine which prevents rotavirus — an extremely contagious virus that can cause severe illness and death in infants and young children — may also help lower the risk for developing type 1 diabetes. Read more