Conquering mountains: How a 22-year-old never let diabetes get the better of him

Scaling peaks: How a 22-year-old conquered diabetes one mountain at a time

Eshaan Shevate is the youngest Indian with type 1 diabetes to trek along the Inca Trail in the Andes mountains right up to Machu Picchu, Peru. Apart from mountaineering, he is also an accomplished state level swimming champion. Shevate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. He was his school’s star […]

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Scientist inching closer to the next promising frontier in type 1 diabetes treatment

Scientist inching closer to the next promising frontier in type 1 diabetes treatment

Recent research has broken new ground in the quest for a type 1 diabetes treatment that generates insulin-making cells These immature cells can develop into either islet cells that make insulin or another type of cell. The journal Nature features a paper on the findings. This research reveals that pancreatic progenitor cells bounce around and […]

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Consuming fish oil in pregnancy can help manage kids’ blood pressure later in life

How do omega-3 fatty acids help in treating type 1 diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system does not recognize its own beta cells, so it attacks and destroys them. Beta cells are responsible for creating insulin. The body needs insulin to transport glucose into cells, where it is needed for producing energy. Without insulin-producing beta cells, the glucose builds up in the blood […]

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Health of diabetic children on an upswing in Wales, report shows

Health of diabetic children on an upswing in Wales, report shows

A recent report from Wales, UK shows that the health of children with diabetes in Wales is improving. Those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes whose blood glucose is in the target range increased from 17.8 per cent in 2014-15 to 27.2 per cent in 2015-16. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce insulin, meaning there […]

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