Cutting Edge Research on diabetes Cure
One of the most promising strategies to cure diabetes is to transplant beta cells, which sense blood sugar levels and produce insulin to reduce them. They have spent years developing new methods to turn human embryonic stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells. It hasn’t been easy.
Stories of Hope: A Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes Peace of Mind and Body
The last thing Maria Torres expected was to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She exercised, ate well and kept her weight under control. There had to be some mistake. Maria asked her doctor to repeat the tests, but the results were the same.
At 43, for reasons no one could fully explain, she had diabetes, and her life was going to change dramatically.“It really scared me,” says Maria. “I thought I was going to die soon.”
That Maria doubted her diagnosis is no surprise. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity, and she didn’t fit the profile. Most likely, some undiscovered genetic component had made her susceptible to the disease.
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