Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes


Facts about Type 1 Diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes can also be called insulin-dependent diabetes because people with type 1 must take insulin in order to live.
  • It is far less common than type 2: about 90% of people with diabetes have type 2.
  • Exercise is an important part of keeping diabetes under control.
  • With tight blood glucose control, you can avoid many of the short- and long-term complications associated with type 1 diabetes, including foot problems and nerve pain.

Research scope in Type 1 Diabetes

  • Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of mortality in type 1 diabetes...more
  • Bitter Melon Juice (BMJ) has hypoglycaemic and lipid lowering effect in diabetic animal models..more
  • The etiology of insulin resistance in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is unknown, however it affects approximately 20% of T1D patients…..more
  • Study suggests that ZnT8 might play a different role between type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus...more
  • There is limited information on prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in patients with type-1-diabetes...more
  • T1D SC-β cells could potentially be used for the treatment of diabetes, drug screening and the study of β-cell biology..more
  • Novel water soluble curcumin derivative (NCD) by its small dose possesses antidiabetic actions and that heme oxygenase induction seems to play an important role in its anti-diabetic effects...more

Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

  • Physicians should be aware of this serious adverse event and conduct routine blood glucose testing during anti-PD-1 therapy…..more
  • In both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes patients, switching from insulin glargine or insulin detemir to insulin degludec led to improvement of glycemic control with a significant reduction of hypoglycemia.more
  • Metformin may decrease the daily insulin dosage, body weight, and lipid levels in T1DM....more
  • Natural cures for type 1 diabetes: a review of phytochemicals, biological actions, and clinical potential...more
  • Indian Herbs and Herbal Drugs Used for the Treatment of Diabetes..more

Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

  • Glycemic control may be improved by increasing intake of high-fiber, low glycemic-index, carbohydrate-containing foods...more
  • Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng) ameliorates type 1 diabetes and restores immune cell compartments...more
  • Infant feeding is causally associated with type 1 diabetes risk and that a considerable part of new type 1 diabetic cases is potentially preventable..more
  • Dietary vitamin D supplementation is associated with reduced risk of type 1 diabetes...more
  • Prediction and prevention of Type 1 diabetes mellitus..more
  • Primary and secondary prevention of Type 1 diabetes..more

Risk factors for Type 1 Diabetes

  • HLA-A*33-DR3 and A*33-DR9 haplotypes enhance the risk of type 1 diabetes...more
  • Exposure to environmental risk factors during pregnancy (tea drinking, pre-eclampsia, and infectious diseases), neonatal period (respiratory distress, jaundice and infections) and early infancy are thought to play an important role in triggering the immune process leading to B-cell destruction and the development of type 1 diabetes mellitus...more
  • Blue eyes and a trend for fair skin increase the risk for T1D ...more
  • Dietary risk factors for the induction of beta-cell autoantibodies in 21-year-old children are a short duration of breast-feeding, an early introduction of cows milk formula and a late introduction of gluten, as well as a high consumption of milk at the age of I year...more
  • Obesity and rapid linear growth are risk factors for type 1 diabetes in children...more
  • There is a clinically significant association between enterovirus infection, detected with molecular methods, and autoimmunity/type 1 diabetes...more
  • There is overall evidence for an association between childhood obesity, or higher BMI, and increased risk of subsequent Type 1 diabetes....more

Systematic reviews

  • Triple therapy in type 2 diabetes; a systematic review and network meta-analysis..more
  • Intensive insulin therapy, and specifically insulin pump therapy vs multiple daily injections, prevents Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) in both adults and adolescents with type 1 diabetes...more
  • No evidence of an association between routine vaccinations and childhood type 1 diabetes…more
  • Cognitive function in children with type 1 diabetes: a meta-analysis...more
  • Behavioral programs for type 1 diabetes offer some benefit for glycemic control, at least at short-term follow-up...more

Treatment with Medicinal Herbs

  • Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) – Dose, 1 tsp leaf/cup water; 5 g leaf/day; 2-5 g leaf (1 tsp = 1.4 g) or in tea; 2-5 ml liquid leaf extract; 2-5 ml liquid leaf extract (1:1 in 25% ethanol) 3x/day; 5-6 g root 3 x/day
  • Damiana (Turnera diffusa Willd) – Dose, 1-2 (400 mg) capsules; 400-800 mg capsules 3x/day; 2-3 ml tincture 3x/day; 1 dropperful tincture; 2-4 g shoot as tea 3x/day

Reference: Handbook of Medicinal Herbs (2006)


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