Single Gene Mutation Results in Type 1 Diabetes

(Source) A study out of Switzerland has shown that a single gene called SIRT1 may be involved in the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other autoimmune diseases. The study, “Identification of a SIRT1 Mutation in a Family with Type 1 Diabetes,” was...

Connecting Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes through Innate Immunity

Connecting Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes through Innate Immunity (Source ) Abstract The escalating epidemic of obesity has driven the prevalence of both type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus to historically high levels. Chronic low-grade inflammation, which is present in both...

Encapsulated Islet Implants May Help In Curing Type 1 Diabetes

(Source) UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Shuvo Roy, PhD, has received a three-year $1 million grant to create surgically implantable capsules of donor pancreas cells to assist in curing type 1 diabetes patients of daily insulin injections and the disease’s...

Open Sesame! 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of This Super-Seed

(Source) Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized as an oilseed for at least 5,000 years.  While it is beginning to regain favor due to its exceptionally high calcium and magnesium content, few realize it is also one of the...

Diabetes, Vegetables and IGF-1

(Source) Health-e-Solutions comment: The source of this article is from a vegetarian web site, so there is an underlying presupposition to the article that influences some of their conclusions. However, the excerpts below suggest a strong link between diabetes, cancer...

‘Bad’ Gut Bacteria May Help Control Diabetes

(Source) A stomach bacterium believed to cause health problems such as gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer may play a dual role by balancing the stomach’s ecosystem and controlling body weight and glucose tolerance, according to immunologists at the Virginia...

Early Infections Associated with Increased Risk for Celiac Disease

(Source) Background Celiac disease is defined as a ‘chronic small intestinal immune-mediated enteropathy precipitated by exposure to dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals’. Sweden has experienced an “epidemic” of celiac disease in children below two...

I Finally Feel Like All This IS Worth It!

I Finally Feel Like All This IS Worth It! Health-e-Solutions comment: Let’s face it. Lifestyle change is hard. But this IS worth it! Our entire culture is centered around what is fast and convenient. Uunfortunately, that has resulted in unhealthy lifestyles,...

Low Vitamin D Levels May Increase Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

(Source) Having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by as much as 50%, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The findings, if confirmed in future studies, could lead to a...

New First-ever Guideline s for Kids with Type 2 Diabetes

(Source) Step One – Start on insulin, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics which has issued guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers aged 10 to 18…. Until recently, pediatricians have mostly had to deal with type 1...

Antibody Holds Promise for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes, Mouse Study

(Source) Type 1 diabetes, which usually appears in children and adolescents, affects over 30 million people worldwide. Resulting from an autoimmune reaction that destroys the pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin, the disease leads to pathologically high levels...

Latest Treatment for Diabetes–Immunotherapy

(Source) Diabetes is a systemic metabolic disorder involving disorders of glucose, lipid and proteins. Additionally, abnormal activity of the immune system also takes part in its development and progression. Most of patients with diabetes can keep their blood sugar...

New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes

(Source) Researchers are launching a clinical trial to see if a vaccine approved long ago to prevent tuberculosis may also hold promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. The proposed five-year study is designed to investigate whether repeated injections of the...

New Scan Capable of Seeing Beta Cells

(Source) Imaging method for the study of insulin-producing cells in diabetes among other uses has been developed by a group of researchers at Umeå University in Sweden…. Professor Ulf Ahlgren and his associates at the Umeå Center for Molecular Medicine (UCMM)...

Potential Way to Regenerate Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetes Revealed

(Source) Scientists say they have uncovered a new way to re-start insulin production in patients with type 1 diabetes. In a study, published in the journal Cell Death and Disease, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) report that...

Why the Whole World Is Going to Develop Diabetes Sooner or Later

Health-e-Solutions comment: This article by Sheri Colberg, PhD is right on the money! Even if you do not have diabetes now, you may have it soon if you do not take action to change your lifestyle. This can have a generational impact, extending top your children’s...

Next Steps in Potential Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes

(Source) Type 1 and type 2 diabetes results when beta cells in the pancreas fail to produce enough insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. One approach to treating diabetes is to stimulate regeneration of new beta cells. There are currently two ways of...