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Sudden Death More Common in Type 1's Under 40 Years
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Acute complications of diabetes 27%, unnatural deaths 28%, and sudden unexpected deaths 22%, were the predominant causes of death in young individuals with diabetes.

Diabetes a Cause of Tuberculosis in Developing Countries
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
A recent study indicates that diabetes increases the likelihood of developing active tuberculosis (TB). This result is most important for developing countries, where TB is common and diabetes is on the rise.

Sweetened Beverages Not Linked to Childhood Weight Gain
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
There is little or no connection between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and childhood obesity. A recent study indicates that these beverages are not the cause of increased weight gain in children and teenagers.

Two Genes Connected to Autoimmune Diseases
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
The location on a chromosome of two specific genes has been shown to play a major role in the development of autoimmune diseases. This discovery could help develop future treatments and therapies for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes.

Weight Gain Might Benefit Type 1 Diabetics
Posted: Monday, June 09, 2008
For people living with type 1 diabetes, weight gain in the long term may in fact be beneficial. A new study showed a general trend that over a 20 year period, type 1 diabetics that gained weight were less likely to die from the disease.

Combined Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Improves Survival in Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008
For patients with type 1 diabetes and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation increases the chances of long-term survival compared to kidney transplantation alone.

Sun Light Helps Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008
Sun light, which is a major source of vitamin D, appears to lower type 1 diabetes risk for children. This discovery was recently made at the University of San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

AACE: Experimental Diabetes Treatment Shows Promise
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
New research monitoring the effects of islet cell transplantation resulted in near-normal metabolic control and decreased hypoglycemia.

Drug Spending Increase for Diabetes, Overtakes Cholesterol
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Use of diabetes drugs increased only 2.3% last year, but spending rose 12%. The big driver was the introduction of new, expensive medicines that replace or are added to older, cheaper ones.

Removing Receptor Increases Insulin and Decreases Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
The removal of a receptor called ALK7 has the effect of increased insulin release and decreased weight gain, according to two recent complementary Swedish studies. The results could lead to novel ways to treat diabetes and obesity.

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