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Diabetic children in school need more than stylish glucose meters

Scientists from the University of Wellington in New Zealand suggest glucose testing meters be more stylish so that children with type I diabetes are not embarrassed when they use the meters in school.

Essential Science: Can medicinal food counter type 1 diabetes?

Melbourne - Medical researchers have discovered that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids — acetate and butyrate — can impart a beneficial effect on the immune system. This protects an individual against type 1 diabetes.

New medical tech device to manage diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel device to help with the management of Type I diabetes. The device controls the administration of glucose.

Op-Ed: Starbucks ‘Diabetes Here I Come’ coffee cup falls flat

Miami - A Starbucks customer in Florida got a Grand White called “Diabetes Here I Come.” He has two sisters suffering from Diabetes Type 1. Starbucks has apologized, but the customer just wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Gut bacteria could prevent type 1 diabetes

Through an investigation of the immune response, researchers have discovered that certain bacteria can protect against the development of type 1 diabetes.

Gut microbes linked to Type I diabetes

In a major study scientists have confirmed a connection between changes in gut microbes and the onset of type 1 diabetes. The research tracked infants over a long period of time, in order to demonstrate the relationship.

Blood pressure drug could reverse diabetes

Birmingham - Researchers have found that a drug used to lower blood pressure has the potential to reverse the effect of diabetes. This has been shown, so far, in animal studies.

Gut bacteria may influence Type 1 diabetes

Gut bacteria in children, with typical diabetes auto-antibodies, differ from those in healthy children. These differences exist before antibodies are detectable in the blood.

Does too much hygiene cause diabetes?

The incidence of auto-immune diseases like type 1 diabetes and allergies has risen dramatically in developed countries over the past 50 years. Some medics think that the cause is linked to the "hygiene hypothesis."

What babies eat first can affect their diabetes risk

In another finding relating to diet and health, scientists consider that the type of food a baby eats in the first few months can affect whether the child will be at a higher risk towards developing diabetes.

Rise in diabetes could be linked to children ‘avoiding germs’

Scientists have put forward the theory that the rise in type 1 diabetes may be linked to reduced exposure to pathogens in early life.

Gene therapy diabetes cure developed

A gene therapy treatment has been developed which can cure type 1 diabetes in dogs. The newly developed treatment has been used for the first time in a large animal. This may lead to the development of a cure for this type of diabetes in people.

Britain is fifth in world for type 1 diabetes in children

Type 1 diabetes in children is an increasing problem in the UK. As the number of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes has risen Britain now has the fifth highest incidence in the world.

Type 1 diabetes in European children under five expected to rise

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scientific studies in Europe show an increase in the frequency of type 1 diabetes, primarily in young children. It is unclear if similar patterns are in U.S. youth.

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