In The News updated 12/2019

September 2018 an international consortium of scientists note a 36% glycemic variation as being a marker to distinguish between stable and unstable (brittle) diabetes. 

January 2017 Wanek Family donates 50,000,000 dollars to City of Hope Research Center for the cure of type 1 diabetes within the next six years


A 2016 research paper compared 42 brittle patients to 42 stable T1D’s and found “no differences in terms of global severity of psychopathological distress and specific symptoms of axis I DSM-IV-TR psychiatric diagnosis between these two groups. Axis I represent acute symptoms that need treatment such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and panic attacks. Some variations in personality traits appear to exist between the two groups.


      New Diagnostic Criteria is being proposed to help physicians distinguish Brittle Type 1 Diabetes ( BT1D) patients from those considered to be stable T1D’s. This criteria by doctor’s Lablanche and Benhamou from Grenoble France has been copied and pasted with their permission from a NIH clinical trial which is still recruiting participants.

     “A patient will be considered as experiencing a brittle type 1 diabetes if at least two criteria are present among: persistence of severe hypoglycemia, occurrence of ketoacidosis events without obvious etiology, diagnosis of unaware hypoglycemic episodes < 3 mmol/l based on CGM or self-monitoring blood glucose data, a mean blood glucose standard deviation>50%, MAGE index (Mean amplitude of glucose excursions)>60 mg/dl, LBGI index (low blood glucose index)>5, Clarke score≥4 or HYPOSCORE>800.”

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