Tag Archives: Type 1

Diabetes: Australian boy fitted with world’s first artificial pancreas machine

A four-year-old Australian boy has become the first patient in the world to be fitted with an artificial pancreas to face off hypoglycaemia with type 1 Diabetes. Xavier Hames has type 1 diabetes and is at constant risk of hypoglycaemia — when low glucose levels can result in seizures, coma or death. But Hames was fitted with a pancreas-like pump ...

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Researchers Find New Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

A researcher from Missouri-based Saint Louis University has found a new way to prevent Type I diabetes that stops the destruction of beta cells and preserves insulin production. Thomas Burris, chair of pharmacological and physiological science, and his team focused on blocking the autoimmune process that destroys beta cells and leads to diabetes. “None of the animals on the treatment ...

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Type 1 Diabetes: Life Expectancy May Improve for Current Generation, says Study


Life expectancy of the present generation with type 1 diabetes may go up, reveals a new study from Scotland. Type 1 diabetes, which is also known as juvenile diabetes, is a condition where the body does not produce insulin to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy. At the same time, the immune system destroys insulin-producing glands in the ...

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