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Tomorrow is President's Day, and even our glucose meters can are getting in the spirit... Thanks to the talented Brad Slaight, an actor, comedian and fellow type 1 PWD in California who's best known in the D-Community under his alter ego: Me...
Source: Diabetes Mine - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: blogs

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The human genome has been proposed to contribute to interpersonal variability in the way we respond to nutritional intake. However, personalized diets solely based on gene-nutrient interactions have not lived up to their expectations to date. Advances in microbiome research have indicated that a science-based generation of a personalized diet based on a combination of clinical and microbial features may constitute a promising new approach enabling accurate prediction of dietary responses. In addition, scientific advances in our understanding of defined dietary components and their effects on human physiology led to the inc...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Invited Review Source Type: research
Absence of type 1 diabetes-associated autoantibodies and A1c less than 7.5%, along with parental diabetes history, should trigger testing for maturity-onset diabetes of the young.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Increased odds of inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, VTE seen before RA diagnosis versus controls
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news
ConclusionIn this study, severe hypoglycemic episodes increased the mortality risk for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The risk was higher among people with type 2 diabetes. Whether severe hypoglycemia is a symptom of other underlying illnesses increasing mortality risk or a risk factor itself needs further investigation.
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsHigh Gal3BP levels were associated with female sex, increasing sCD163 and total cholesterol levels, and decreasing HDL-cholesterol levels in patients with type 1 diabetes. The prevalence of high Gal3BP was more than twice as high in the women as in the men.
Source: Biology of Sex Differences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe protection against CVD observed in women compared to men in the general population is essentially erased in type 1 diabetes. This review will discuss evidence regarding the role of glucose management on CVD risk by sex, with a particular focus on studies of long-duration type 1 diabetes of>  20 years.Recent FindingsAcross studies, women with type 1 diabetes have similar or worse glycemic control compared to men, despite higher rates of intensive insulin therapy. The association between HbA1c and CVD risk does not seem to differ by sex, but few studies have reported on sex-specifi...
Source: Current Diabetes Reports - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewThe aim of this review is to discuss recent data pointing at an involvement of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) in type 1 diabetes (T1D) onset and progression.Recent FindingsThe envelope protein of HERV-W family, named HERV-W-Env, was detected in pancreata from T1D patients and was shown to display pro-inflammatory properties and direct toxicity toward pancreatic beta cells.SummaryThe etiopathogenesis of T1D remains elusive, even if conventional environmental viral infections have been recurrently involved. Nonetheless, a new category of pathogens may provide the missing link between genet...
Source: Current Diabetes Reports - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Chemical Engineering Research and DesignAuthor(s): Katarzyna Skrzypek, Efrem Curcio, Dimitrios StamatialisAbstractWidespread application of islet transplantation as a cure for type 1 Diabetes Mellitus patients is limited mainly due to the need for life-long immunosuppression associated with serious side effects. Immunoisolation by encapsulation of islets in semi-permeable membranes may overcome this issue as it allows for transplantation potentially obviating the need for immunosuppressive drug therapy.This work focuses on the development and validation of a model ...
Source: Chemical Engineering Research and Design - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Abstract Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a central role in the induction and maintenance of immune homeostasis and self-tolerance. Tregs constantly express the high-affinity receptor to IL-2. IL-2 is a pleiotropic cytokine and a key survival factor for Tregs. It maintains Tregs' suppressive function by promoting Foxp3 expression and subsequent production of immunoregulatory cytokines. Administration of low-dose IL-2 is shown to be a promising approach to prevent allograft rejection and to treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions in experimental models. The combination of IL-2 with its mAb (JES6-1) has also bee...
Source: Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: J Immunol Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 -- There are associations between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and multiple comorbidities before and after diagnosis, with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, and venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurring more often...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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