Tag: type 1 diabetes

World Diabetes Day

Like many of the world’s most vexing health problems, the simplest of strategies could go a long way in combating the scourge of Type 2 diabetes. As World Diabetes Day fast approaches, we thought we’d take a moment to bring a little more awareness to this chronic disease that affects more than 400 million ...

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SNPwatch: Researchers Investigate Shared Genetic Factors for Autoimmune Diseases

By Bethann Hromatka Autoimmune diseases are caused by an overactive immune system. In these diseases, white blood cells, which normally help your body fight infections, ramp up and attack your own cells and organs. These disorders can be very debilitating and are relatively common, affecting roughly 1 in ...

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SNPwatch: Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease Share Some Genetic Risk Factors

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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