A Global Registry Aims to See if COVID-19 Causes Diabetes
A Global Registry Aims to See if COVID-19 Causes Diabetes
Researchers have collected hundreds of COVID-19–related diabetes case reports since August of last year, in hopes of teasing apart the complex links between the two diseases.
A Global Registry Aims to See if COVID-19 Causes Diabetes
A Global Registry Aims to See if COVID-19 Causes Diabetes

Researchers have collected hundreds of COVID-19–related diabetes case reports since August of last year, in hopes of teasing apart the complex links between the two diseases.

Researchers have collected hundreds of COVID-19–related diabetes case reports since August of last year, in hopes of teasing apart the complex links between the two diseases.

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Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies
Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies
Amanda Heidt | Sep 4, 2020
The University of Texas Southwestern scientist studied the roles of glucagon and insulin in regulating blood glucose, leading to several successful treatments.
Biotechs Race to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Diabetes
Biotechs Race to Develop Stem Cell Treatments for Diabetes
Eric Bender | Jul 15, 2019
Insulin-producing cells grown in the lab could offer a functional cure for the disease.
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Katarina Zimmer | May 30, 2019
A rogue hybrid lymphocyte, bearing characteristics of both B and T cells, may play a role in driving autoimmunity in the disease, although the mechanism is far from clear.
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2019
When implanted into mice, the “pseudo-islets” helped treat the animals’ diabetes symptoms.
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2019
Researchers find that it’s not just high-risk genes, but how children’s bodies respond to their own intestinal microbiota that relates to future diagnoses of type 1 diabetes.
Drop in Infant Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Rotavirus Vaccination
Drop in Infant Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Rotavirus Vaccination
Catherine Offord | Jan 23, 2019
Results from an observational study find that the introduction of a routine vaccine in Australia coincided with a fall in the incidence of the autoimmune condition.
Studies Unable to Reproduce Results of Two Diabetes Papers
Studies Unable to Reproduce Results of Two Diabetes Papers
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 10, 2018
The original work found that an anti-malaria drug or the neurotransmitter GABA could increase the number of insulin-producing pancreatic cells in mice.
Reprogrammed Cells Treat Diabetes in Mice
Reprogrammed Cells Treat Diabetes in Mice
Abby Olena | May 2, 2018
Researchers used a trio of transcription factors to transform pancreatic duct cells in vivo into β-like cells that secrete insulin and improve diabetes symptoms.
Diabetes Is Five Diseases, Not Two
Diabetes Is Five Diseases, Not Two
Jim Daley | Mar 4, 2018
The new classification system could help improve personalized medicine approaches to the disease.
Gene Therapy Temporarily Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
Gene Therapy Temporarily Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
Shawna Williams | Jan 4, 2018
Pancreatic cells engineered to produce insulin did not immediately provoke an immune response.
Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 
Image of the Day: Glucose Sensor 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 2, 2018
Scientists build a biosensor skin patch for noninvasive glucose monitoring. 
Will the Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring Revolution Ever Arrive?
Will the Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring Revolution Ever Arrive?
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
A needle-free alternative to the finger-prick test would be a godsend for many sufferers of diabetes, but the industry has yet to clear the technological hurdles.
Immunotherapy Promising for Diabetes: Study
Immunotherapy Promising for Diabetes: Study
Aggie Mika | Aug 9, 2017
A small clinical trial demonstrates that peptide immunotherapy can halt the progression of early-stage type 1 diabetes.
Bioengineered ‘Pancreas’ Effective in First Patient
Bioengineered ‘Pancreas’ Effective in First Patient
Aggie Mika | May 11, 2017
The diabetic volunteer continued to produce insulin one year after she received a transplant of abdominal islet cells.
Antibiotic Therapy During Infancy Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice
Antibiotic Therapy During Infancy Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Three therapeutic doses administered during early life disturb the animals’ microbiomes and lead to enduring changes in the immune systems of non-obese diabetic mice, researchers report.
Book Excerpt from <em>Blood Sugar</em>
Book Excerpt from Blood Sugar
Anthony Ryan Hatch | Jun 30, 2016
Author Anthony Ryan Hatch relays his personal experience with metabolic syndrome.
Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders
Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders
Lawrence Steinman | Jun 1, 2016
Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Bob Grant | Oct 13, 2014
Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.
Bile Compound Prevents Diabetes in Mice
Bile Compound Prevents Diabetes in Mice
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2013
A chemical prevalent in the bear gallbladder abates a cellular stress response and stalls the progression of type 1 diabetes in rodents.