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Double Transplantation Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
Jun 25, 2010 | 
City of Hope researchers have found that bone marrow transplantation with islet cell transplantation shows promise as a treatment for late-stage type 1 diabetes. This combination may enable patients to make their own insulin again.  Results from laboratory research led by Defu Zeng, MD, associate professor in the departments of Diabetes Research and Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope, were published online this month in the journal Diabetes.
Scientists Have Found the Peptide Trigger for Type 1 Diabetes in Animal Tests
Jun 24, 2010 | 
Researchers from the National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found a specific protein fragment, or peptide, that stimulates an immune system attack resulting in diabetes. Their experiments in mice contradict conventional wisdom about such peptides and support work by scientists studying autoimmune diseases.
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Italian Scientists Find a Viral Link to Type 1 Diabetes
Jun 17, 2010 | 
Italian researchers have found a link between a common virus and type 1 diabetes that may open the door to answers about what triggers the disease in children.
DKA and Infection Risk
Jun 12, 2010 | 
Diabetic ketoacidosis poses enough of a threat on its own. But in a small number of cases, it leaves sufferers open to a potentially fatal infection called mucormycosis.
Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 and You
Jun 9, 2010 | 
We all know that certain chemicals in everyday products are harmful:  mercury and lead, just to name a couple. But how harmful, and what can we do about it?
Skimping on Sleep Linked to Diabetes and Higher Mortality Rates
May 26, 2010 | 
As awareness of pre-diabetes grows, the list of conditions that can lead to it seems to be growing. Along with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, researchers may start listing lack of sleep as another danger signal. Two recently published studies conclude that sleep deprivation can lead to insulin resistance-a precursor for diabetes-and even increase the risk of early death.
Beware the Perils of Severe Hypoglycemia
May 13, 2010 | 
Over 80 years ago, famed diabetologist Elliot Joslin said about the treatment of patients with type 1 diabetes: "Ketoacidosis may kill a patient, but frequent hypoglycemic reactions will ruin him."  Unfortunately, hypoglycemia continues to be the most difficult problem facing most patients, families, and caregivers who deal with the management of type 1 diabetes on a daily basis. Frequent hypoglycemia episodes not only can "ruin," or adversely impact the quality of life for patients, but also, when severe, can cause seizures, coma, and even death.
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