If it worked on mice, can it help us in the future?

1cookie :)
By 1cookie :) Latest Reply 2011-04-11 12:30:25 -0500
Started 2011-04-09 06:56:22 -0500

I just read and posted this news article:

Sugar Fuels Growth of Insulin-Making Cells
Research suggests new strategy for treating diabetes; by Tina Hesman Seay, Science News.

A spoonful of sugar may be a remedy for diabetes. The more glucose that insulin-producing cells in the pancreas use, the faster those cells reproduce, a new study in mice shows.

The findings, published in the April 6 Cell Metabolism, may help researchers devise new treatments for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes by harnessing the mechanism that leads to sugar-fueled cell growth. Such a strategy could help restore function to the cells in the pancreas damaged in diabetes while avoiding the toxic effects of high blood sugar.

Can it possiblely help turn on the bodies ability to help itself.

Read the article…What do you think???


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-04-09 16:21:38 -0500 Report

Here's the Link to the News article In DC: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/...

1cookie :)
1cookie :) 2011-04-10 20:43:58 -0500 Report

Thank you for the link James your so knowledgable …it's great

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-04-11 11:24:57 -0500 Report

You're welcome antia!

Well at least I know how to use the DC website, and the search engines on the internet. Knowledgable ????? well that may be a matter of opinion, but thanks for your kind words!