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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment and Research: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that destroys pancreatic beta cells. Once called juvenile diabetes, Type 1 is diagnosed most often in children, but can be expressed in adults as well. Incidence is highest among non-hispanic whites, according to the NDEP. Adults with Type 1 make up 5% of all diagnosed diabetes patients.New tools, techniques, treatments, drugs and devices can help you improve outcomes for your patients with Type 1.

Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

A recent study discovers that there may be an association between breastfeeding and lowering risk of type 1 diabetes… The objective of this study was to determine the association of breast feeding duration with the risk of type 1 diabetes in genetically predisposed newborns. In addition, this study looked at …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #4: Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Treatment Part 1 of 2

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David Levy, MD, FRCP Introduction Insulin treatment in type 1 diabetes is substitution/replacement hormone treatment, but replacement is much more variable and difficult to achieve than in other hormone deficiencies (e.g. thyroid, adrenal, gonadal hormones) because of the minute-by-minute variation in insulin secretion by the intact pancreas, which cannot yet be …

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Effects of GIP and GLP-1 on Glucagon Response in Type 1 Diabetes

Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon- like peptide-1 have glucose-dependent effects on glucagon secretion but differ in their effects on type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients… From various studies we know that glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) have glucose-dependent effects on glucagon secretion. GIP causes increased glucagon …

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Eye Scan Predicts Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes

Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) can predict incipient peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes… The technique involves the examination of unmyelinated nerve fibers at high magnification using a laser-scanning corneal confocal microscope to image the subbasal nerve plexus of the patient’s cornea. Increased severity of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is …

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