Diabetes Cure Possible

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Sunday, June 18, 2006

Cure for diabetes could be around the corner after US scientists found cells from the spleen can transform into insulin-producing cells. US researchers were able to halt, and even reverse, the disease in mice.

The research by Massachusetts General Hospital offers hope to millions of people with Type 1 diabetes who need daily insulin injections to survive. They hope to begin human trial soon.

Dr David Nathan, director of the hospital’s Diabetes Center, said: “These exciting findings in a mouse model of Type 1 diabetes suggest that patients who are developing this disease could be rescued from further destruction of their insulin-producing cells. In addition, patients with fully established diabetes possibly could have their diabetes reversed.”

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September 2, 2010: 4:42 am

Hi! I hope this is possible. I belong to a clan with diabetes. Fortunately, I am still negative on it. My father is Type 1 diabetic. He is into insulin regularly and I see the hassle it causes him. I just hope there will be a cure to Type 1 diabetes, if not all type of the disease. Thanks for this post.

April 10, 2010: 6:09 am

Cure in type 1 diabetes is limited to symptomatic treatment and maintenance of blood sugar levels with insulin. As management of type 1 diabetes is completely dependent on exogenous insulin in most of the cases. The ideal treatment would be to allow the person to lead a completely normal life, to remain not only symptoms free but in good health, to achieve a normal metabolic state and to escape the complications associated with long term diabetes.

February 26, 2009: 9:48 am

This is really great. Hope so diabetes Type 1 will be curable.

February 5, 2008: 11:28 am

I strongly believe that diabetes cure is out there already but not being approved/made public to protect some special interest group.

August 24, 2007: 7:28 am

Je suis diabetique de type 1 et j’espere qu’un jour on pourra faire un traitement a la hauteur de nos esperances pour le diabete.

November 30, 2006: 10:26 am

Probably this interesting information. I have a child who has been a type 1 diabetic - can you help ?

July 11, 2006: 7:41 pm

For type I, I believe it may be soon. For type II however, it is quite a ways off.

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