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  • The Serious Side of the Flu for People with T1D

    The flu can increase the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious acute complication of type 1 diabetes (T1D) that results from too little insulin DKA is normally seen in states of prolonged fasting or starvation.  The body shifts metabolism from primarily using glucose to using an alternate fuel pathway, ketones, derived from fatty acids. […]

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  • Next-Generation Artificial Pancreas System Launches

    Medtronic’s New MiniMed®640G Artificial Pancreas System Predicts and Helps Prevent Deadly Low Glucose Emergencies A four year-old Australian boy with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is the first person to use a groundbreaking commercial artificial pancreas system that can predict and automatically prevent low blood-glucose emergencies. Medtronic’s MiniMed® 640G is an insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor combination […]

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  • JDRF and Janssen to Drive Novel Type 1 Diabetes Research Concept

    Planned Collaboration Will Focus on Type 1 Diabetes “Disease Interception” – Whose Aim is to Prevent Insulin Dependence JDRF recently announced its support of an innovative scientific approach of Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) and the company’s Disease Interception Accelerator (DIA) group, designed to support novel initiatives of disease interception – or changing the […]

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  • T1D Trial Looks to Teach an Old Drug New Tricks

    JDRF-funded clinical study of a drug called TUDCA looks to improve beta cell functioning in people recently diagnosed with T1D Until recently, much of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research has focused on suppressing the autoimmune system to prevent or reverse disease, but this approach has been slow to yield promising, long-term results in people with […]

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  • New Study Finds Certain Gut Bacteria Changes May Promote Development of Type 1 Diabetes

    Study suggests these changes may play a role in triggering the disease and speeding its development In the largest longitudinal study to date, researchers at Harvard, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a link between changes in gut bacteria and onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Previous studies have identified this possible link but […]

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