The risk for certain types of diabetes, such as type 2 and pre-diabetes, can be reduced with lifestyle changes such as proper diet and regular exercise. However, there is no known cure for type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes. Research studies and clinical trials are underway to help determine the causes of type 1 diabetes and how this condition can be prevented.
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Steven Edelman, MD, Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, answered
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, but researchers don't know what causes the immune system to attack the pancreas. In this video, Steven Edelman, MD, director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, explains where the research is focused.
Ronald Tamler, MD, Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
There is currenlty no cure for type 1 diabetes. In this video, Ronald Tamler, MD, clinical director of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, discusses the diabetic honeymoon that sometimes follows diagnoses.