Latest juvenile diabetes Stories

2010-05-25 07:48:35

Researchers from Italy have found a statistically significant association between enteroviral infection and diagnosis of type-1 diabetes in children. They reported their findings May 24 at the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego, California. Type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disorder of the body's immune system. The patient's own immune system is somehow activated to slowly destroy insulin-producing beta...

2008-09-26 09:00:35

Vishal Bhagat was a former student at the University of Texas and suffered from juvenile diabetes. A cause near to his heart, Vishal understood diabetes affects millions of children around the world. In effort to help find a cure, he pioneered the "Sugar-Free Bowl," a charity flag football tournament that benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Sadly, Vishal's life was cut short by a tragic drowning accident. Now in its third year, family and friends established "Clubs for Cure"...

2007-07-25 10:05:12

ImmunoMod, LLC, a Charleston, SC-based biotechnology company, has received an FDA Orphan Drug Grant award for a Type 1 diabetes therapeutic and is beginning its first human patient trials at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. ImmunoMod, a spin-off from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), that is developing novel therapeutics to alleviate suffering caused by diabetes, was founded in 2006 by two nationally renowned MUSC pediatric physicians--Dr. Lyndon Key,...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.