Januvia for Type 1 Diabetes

What happens if a person with type 1 diabetes takes Januvia? My reply: Januvia is the brand name for a diabetes drug that’s also known as sitagliptin. Sitagliptin was the first diabetes treatment approved in a new class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibi...
Bill Quick, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 diabetes is just one of multiple autoimmune diseases. We inherit risk of autoimmunity primarily in the HLA complex located on chromosome six. Due to the close linkage of genes coding particularly for type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, J...
Fran Cogen, M.D.

Premixed Insulin and Type 1 Diabetes

I received the following e-mail question: “I have type 1 diabetes and want to confirm with you on how to take insulin. I take 70/30 (NPH/Regular, premixed), 10 units in the morning and 8 units in the evening. i take my insulin at 6AM and 6PM and eat ...
Bill Quick, M.D.

Meet Will Cross: Explorer and Mountaineer with Type 1 Diabetes

In May 2006, Will Cross became the first American with Type 1 diabetes to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. This alone is an amazing feat, but for Cross it was the capstone of a much greater achievement: successfully summ...
Svati

My 24 Hour Fast With Type 1 Diabetes

This is Day 4 of a 5 day intensive mastering your diabetes program that I participated in at the Diabetes Research Institute. Please read DRI-Mastering your diabetes, Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 first. Fasting for 24 hours with type 1 diabetes? Yes, I kno...
Gina Capone

The Honeymoon Period in Type 1 Diabetes

We recently discussed the top 10 concerns related to a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Following these concerns, families then often talk about the “honeymoon” period. What is the honeymoon period? Most kids/teens/adults with new onset type 1 diabe...
Fran Cogen, M.D.

Research and Type 1 Diabetes: Breaking News

As a practicing diabetes clinician caring for children and teens, my job is to keep tight control over your blood sugars and you in the best physical condition to avoid complications…until we find a cure. I try to take a proactive stance so that when ...
Fran Cogen, M.D.

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