There were many diabetes research stories in 2010 but here are arguably some of the most important of the year for those with type 1 diabetes.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Why Use Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Continuous glucose monitoring is quickly gaining popularity as the preferred form of glucose management. Current cutting-edge technology is called a sensor-augmented pump (SAP). It combines an insulin pump with a continuous glucose sensor that transmits glucose readings to the person wearing the device every five minutes. It is the next...
Top 10 Diabetes Research Stories of 2010 - What are the Top 10 Diabetes...
Diabetes research is constantly evolving. Staying on top of the research could change your life and how you manage your diabetes.
What is an Artificial Pancreas?
While still in development, an artificial pancreas takes the place of a pancreas that no longer produces insulin. It uses the latest high-tech advances to both monitor blood sugar and deliver insulin in precise amounts.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Continuous glucose monitoring is quickly gaining popularity as the preferred form of glucose management. Current cutting-edge technology is called a sensor-augmented pump (SAP). It combines an insulin pump with a continuous glucose sensor that transmits glucose readings to the person wearing the device every five minutes.
Islet Cell Transplants
Islet cell transplants could eventually become a cure for type 1 diabetes.But researchers have not yet been able to figure out the many puzzle pieces in order to make this procedure safe and effective. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and what we currently know.
Stem Cell Research
Stem cells have the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body. There is a belief among many diabetes researchers that stem cells could even become insulin-producing islet cells. Learn more about stem cells and the research that is going on that may eventually lead to cures for many diseases, including diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trials
Learn about the latest clinical trials that are testing new medications and treatments that pertain to type 1 diabetes compiled by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
An Artificial Pancreas: We're Closer Than You Might Think
An artificial pancreas would essentially be a device that could continuously and accurately read your blood glucose moment by moment and then deliver just the right amount of insulin as needed. This would mimic the action of a healthy pancreas. Researchers are getting closer to making this a reality. Learn more in this article from Clinical Endocrinology News.
Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) was milestone ten-year study that provided substantial evidence that frequent glucose monitoring can significantly reduce the risk of long-term health complications that affect the heart, eyes, kidneys and nerves.
Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
Islets on the pancreas produce insulin. With type 1 diabetes the islets cease producing insulin. Much research is currently being done to understand how islets from a healthy pancreas could be transplanted into the pancreas of a person with type 1, thereby curing them. Learn more about the research in this article from the National Diabetes Education Program.