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Review Paper: Vaccines For Type 1 Diabetes: Prevention Or Reversal?

Abstract: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease which leads to destruction of pancreatic β-cells, thereby causing insufficient insulin production. Globally, around 98, 200 children and adolescents below 15 years of age and almost 128,900 subjects below 20 years of age develop T1DM annually, along with severe complications deteriorating their quality of life. In India alone, around 15,900 incident cases below 15 years have reported annually. Hence, its prevention and reversal are significant. Unlike other chronic diseases, T1DM involves the presence of various autoantigens which can be targeted by proper immunisation. The development of reliable immuno-regulatory surrogate markers would be of a great benefit. Vaccines can be one of such strategies in the journey to prevent T1DM. It would not only benefit greatly to reduce the sufferings caused due to diabetic complications but could also help to reverse T1DM, by modulating the immunological autoantigenic reactions an…
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Review Paper: A Peripheral Concept On Aetiology Of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder affecting a wide range of population worldwide. There are many types of diabetes mellitus, one of which is type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). It is an autoimmune disorder caused in about 97,700 children in India and 490,000 children globally. Many etiological factors contribute to this disease. This review article is a collage of etiological factors causing T1DM. A better understanding of the aetiology is significant for prevention and management of the disease.


Journal
: Pharmaceutical Resonance 
Keywords: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus; Etiology; Autoantibodies; Extracellular matrix; Coxsackievirus B virus

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Review Paper: Mapping Of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), an autoimmune disorder, is becoming widespread with approximately 97,700 children in India and 490,000 children worldwide affected. There are various etiological factors contributing to the expansion of its incidence on different geographical locations. Hence, the articles published in reputed journals were studies and data was collected for analyzing etiology and prevention of T1DM. It has been observed that hybrid insulin peptides act as key antigens for the autoreactive T cells and causes loss of self-tolerance in humans. The association of coxsackievirus B has been observed with the onset of T1DM. Accurate identification of the trigger can lead to development of appropriate preventive measures. It can become a base for advance studies to prevent T1DM in humans. This review will highlight the causes and some preventive actions which can be considered to eliminate T1DM.

Journal: Current Diabetes Reviews
Keywords: Type 1 diabetes mellitus; cox…

Trigger For T1DM: A Research Map

Scientists have identified the possible trigger for type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).
The T cells of the immune system do not recognise self-antigens, i.e., the body’s own cells. Therefore, they are protected from the attack of the immune system. In T1DM and other autoimmune disorders, this protective system gets disrupted1.

Dr Delong and his colleagues carried out an experiment to study the trigger in T1DM. They isolated T cells from a T1DM mouse model and determined the trigger that is recognised as a foreign body in the insulin-producing β-cells. They recognised a modified version of insulin which acted as an antigen. They also observed that the immune T cells from pancreatic islets of two organ donors with T1DM recognised hybrid insulin peptides (HIPs). This study concluded that these HIPs may have a significant role as a trigger to the immune system and hence attack the body’s insulin-producing pancreatic β-cells, and thus causing T1DM1. Antibodies from the blood of T1DM patients…

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Aetiology And Pathogenesis

T1DM is allied with the selective destruction of insulin-producing β-cells in the pancreas. The commencement of clinical disease signifies the end stage of β-cell destruction which leads to T1DM. There is marked heterogeneity of the pancreatic lesions, which makes it difficult to follow the pathogenesis of selective β-cell destruction within the islet in T1DM1.

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: An Alarming Condition

Diabetes mellitus (DM), a metabolic disorder, is mainly of two types. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), insulin dependent DM, is an autoimmune reaction to proteins of the islet cells of the pancreas. There is a lack of insulin secretion by β- cells of the pancreas. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), non-insulin dependent DM, is a combination of genetic factors related to impaired insulin secretion, insulin resistance and environmental factors such as obesity, overeating, lack of exercise, stress, ageing. There is a decreased sensitivity of target tissues to insulin1.