Although scientists are still working to determine what causes type 1 diabetes (T1D), research has given us insights into the disease process – knowledge that may eventually lead to potential therapies. One idea that has been explored over the past several years is that of beta cell stress and its connection to T1D, and a […]
We’re the plan to change the future type. JDRF research focuses on key therapies that hold significant promise in turning Type One into Type None, including: artificial pancreas, encapsulation, smart insulin, restoration, and prevention.
A new JDRF-funded study will evaluate whether metformin—a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes (T2D)—combined with standard insulin therapy could safely improve blood-glucose control in overweight children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). For more than 50 years, metformin has proven safe and effective in helping to control blood-glucose levels in people […]
A clinical study published in PNAS provides further proof-of-concept that beta cell encapsulation holds real promise for making islet implantation a viable therapy for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
JDRF-funded researchers across the globe are currently testing artificial pancreas systems. Some clinical trials are inpatient, in which participants stay overnight or for a few days in a hospital or research clinic, while others take place in an outpatient setting. In both cases, a medical team carefully monitors the daily life of each trial volunteer […]
Stephen D. Miller, Ph.D., is the Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology–Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller has spent 32 years as a faculty member at Northwestern, where his research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis and immunoregulation of autoimmune diseases, allergic disease, and rejection of tissue and organ […]
Welcome to our final daily summary of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research highlights from the ADA’s 73rd Scientific Sessions! Each night, we have been posting summaries of notable sessions and presentations. Below are two relevant sessions from Monday, June 24: From Mice to Men and Back in Diabetic Kidney Disease Diabetic kidney disease remains one of […]
Every day, JDRF leverages the expertise and innovation of distinguished researchers from across the globe to support research for life-changing treatments and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our aim is to progressively reduce the burden of the disease on people’s lives until we can achieve a world without T1D. Please enjoy reading […]
Welcome to our daily summary of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research highlights from the ADA’s 73rd Scientific Sessions! Each night, we will be posting summaries of notable sessions and presentations. Below are two relevant sessions from Sunday, June 23: Novel Disease Markers in Type 1 Diabetes For the past several years, JDRF has placed an increasing priority […]
Welcome to our daily summary of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research highlights from the ADA’s 73rd Scientific Sessions! Each night, we will be posting summaries of notable sessions and presentations. Below are four relevant sessions from Saturday, June 22: Clinical Trials of T-Cell Therapeutics for Reversing Type 1 Diabetes JDRF continues to place a high priority on […]