Advances in Childhood Diabetes

This information is useful for children

Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a condition in which the body does not produce insulin, which is necessary for taking in and processing fuel. To treat type 1 diabetes, insulin is needed because the body has completely stopped making it, explains Stuart A. Weinzimer, MD, a Yale Medicine pediatric endocrinologist. 

Researchers such as Dr. Weinzimer are actively involved in the search for new ways to make living with diabetes simpler, including the development of an artificial pancreas, a device in which sensors work with an insulin pump to check sugar levels and deliver insulin automatically upon demand. 

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.