Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body’s immune system has attacked and destroyed them. Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using an insulin pump, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin daily—for some.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes mellitus describes a condition where the body cannot produce insulin which leads to a very high level of blood sugar and associated complications. The condition, which usually develops in childhood or adolescence, affects millions of people worldwide.

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New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

iTHRIV announces recipients of  health research pilot projects

iTHRIV announces recipients of health research pilot projects

Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

Study reveals racial-ethnic inequities among people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19

Common gene expression changes at target tissues of four autoimmune diseases found

Common gene expression changes at target tissues of four autoimmune diseases found

New approach can help identify novel treatments for autoimmune diseases

New approach can help identify novel treatments for autoimmune diseases

UC-MSC infusions reduce risk of death, quicken recovery time in severe COVID-19 cases

UC-MSC infusions reduce risk of death, quicken recovery time in severe COVID-19 cases

Routine eye imaging may provide clues to cognitive disorders in older people with type 1 diabetes

Routine eye imaging may provide clues to cognitive disorders in older people with type 1 diabetes

Researchers demonstrate potential preventive treatment for Crohn's disease

Researchers demonstrate potential preventive treatment for Crohn's disease

Intensive interventions in type 2 diabetes reduce risk of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy

Intensive interventions in type 2 diabetes reduce risk of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy

New screening platform can be used to discover more effective drugs for type 1 diabetes

New screening platform can be used to discover more effective drugs for type 1 diabetes

Autoimmune condition biomarkers promote SARS-CoV-2 viral entry, study finds

Autoimmune condition biomarkers promote SARS-CoV-2 viral entry, study finds

Wearable technology could transform how patients manage type 1 diabetes

Wearable technology could transform how patients manage type 1 diabetes

Researchers identify new therapeutic target to treat patients with type 1 diabetes

Researchers identify new therapeutic target to treat patients with type 1 diabetes

UIC researchers use new approach to identify genes that cause diabetic retinopathy

UIC researchers use new approach to identify genes that cause diabetic retinopathy

Researchers urge policymakers to prioritize people with diabetes for COVID-19 vaccination

Researchers urge policymakers to prioritize people with diabetes for COVID-19 vaccination

Findings about primary cilia may be relevant for transplantation therapies in diabetes

Findings about primary cilia may be relevant for transplantation therapies in diabetes

New insulin molecule will make blood sugar regulation easier and safer for diabetics

New insulin molecule will make blood sugar regulation easier and safer for diabetics

Genetically engineered T cells can  target, attack pathogenic T cells that cause Type 1 diabetes

Genetically engineered T cells can target, attack pathogenic T cells that cause Type 1 diabetes

Researchers develop telomerase gene therapy for treating different pathologies

Researchers develop telomerase gene therapy for treating different pathologies

Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes

Study outlines a new role for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in gestational diabetes