Tag Archives: Type 1 diabetes

Do you get diabetes from eating too much sugar?

Maria Uspenskaya/Shutterstock.com Matthew Campbell, University of Leeds There is widespread belief that sugar is the sole cause of diabetes. After all, the disease is characterised by high levels of sugar in the blood. Diabetes was first identified through the sweet smell of urine, and it later became apparent that sweet, sugary urine signified a high level of blood sugar. Over …

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Could an ‘invisible’ cell transplant treat diabetes?

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goffkein.pro/Shutterstock Katrina Wesencraft, University of Strathclyde Type 1 diabetes used to be a death sentence. After a diagnosis, patients were put on a starvation diet. The lucky ones would have a year or two to live. But, thanks to the discovery of insulin in the early 1920s, this is no longer the case. We need insulin to regulate our blood …

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