The study, involving treatment with an anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody (teplizumab), was conducted by Type 1 Diabetes
TrialNet, an international collaboration aimed at discovering ways to delay or prevent type 1 diabetes
The Role of Psychosocial Factors in Wellbeing and Self-Care in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
. Int J Diabet Res 2012; 1(1):1-6.
The known risk factors for type 1 diabetes
include family history (anyone with a parent or sibling with type 1 diabetes
has increased risk for the condition), genetics, geography (the incidence of the disease increases as one travels away from the equator), and age.
Approximately one in 250 newborns will develop autoimmunity to pancreatic beta cells in childhood and receive a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes
Differences in the rates of new diagnosed cases of Type 1 diabetes
varied greatly among racial and ethnic groups, which the study attributed to differences in treatment of the disease, clinical outcomes and barriers to health care access, as shown in past research.
Dabelea reported that 32% of youth with type 1 diabetes
and 72% of those with type 2 diabetes had at least one early complication.
Because of the dangers inherent with the co-diagnosis of type 1 diabetes
and DEB, it is essential that routine screening for DEB in adolescents and young adults occurs during diabetes follow-up and primary care visits.
Now, using Diamond Light Source, the UK's synchrotron science facility to shine intense super powerful X-rays into samples, a team from Cardiff University's Systems Immunity Research Institute found the same killer T-cells that cause type 1 diabetes
are strongly activated by some bacteria.
Alarmingly, almost half of the adults with diabetes are undiagnosed and more than half a million children are suffering from Type 1 diabetes
and the percentage of Type 2 diabetes, especially in obese children have also increased tremendously.
There are three major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes
, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes
: In type 1 diabetes
, the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin.