HSCI researchers discover hormone that spurs beta cell production

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Lower your blood sugar requires exercise, diet and sometimes medication.

After my sobering discussion with my physicians assistant, I started to do more research on the longer term affects of diabetes and the pancreas ability to stop producing insulin over time…in that type 2 over time starts to look exactly like type1.  The body quits producing insulin.  I ran across this article and was excited.

“If this could be used in people,” said Melton, Harvard’s Xander University Professor and co-chair of the University’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, “it could eventually mean that instead of taking insulin injections three times a day, you might take an injection of this hormone once a week or once a month, or in the best case maybe even once a year.”

 

http://www.hsci.harvard.edu/newsroom/potential-diabetes-breakthrough

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