neuroscience news article about Diabetes

By ConnieMarie Latest Reply 2014-08-06 07:40:30 -0500
Started 2014-08-04 14:49:49 -0500

I saw this & sharing it. Maybe someday this will stop diabetes all together.

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DrJohn 2014-08-06 07:40:30 -0500 Report

The article was misinterpreted. I quote from the original article abstract

"Here we show that prolyl endopeptidase (PREP), a serine protease, is expressed in the VMH where it functions to regulate glucose-induced insulin secretion."

For the most part, Type 1 diabetics don't produce insulin. Therefore, the article is referencing type 2 diabetes, not type 1 as stated.

ConnieMarie 2014-08-05 14:28:03 -0500 Report

I hope it leads to bigger & better breakthroughs for future generations. I joined a facebook group "you know your a diabetic when"…I have several Diabuddies that I entered into a challenge with. For 30 days no bg readings over 200. I am type 2 & they are type 1's - its a learning experience for all of us. They are learning T2 isn't that easy with 1 oral med a day & I learned never asleep before reattaching your pump. We have learned other diabetics are 'Dianazi's Food Police' also. It's been an enlightening adventure & I am glad I took this challenge on.

GabbyPA 2014-08-05 07:50:57 -0500 Report

That is fascinating. Now diabetes is all in our heads. LOL It is actually a great break through if they can find a way to get our brain to work right and tell our bodies to work right. I always find it amazing how little we know of our brains and just how much they do for us without our knowing.

funnygirl98 2014-08-05 09:07:28 -0500 Report

thanks for sharing Gabby;-) I read an artice long time ago and they had said we only use like 1/4 of our brains… it was shocking.

jayabee52 2014-08-04 15:05:41 -0500 Report

Howdy ConnieMarie
Thanks for sharing this.

PERHAPS , maybe someday it will stop diabetes altogether but I won't be holding my breath. I feel this way because "the team used mice that were genetically engineered with low levels of this enzyme [prolyl endopeptidase]"

They're messing with nature and nature has a way of rebelling against being messed with. They may not get usable results from the study.

I would love to have this research pave the way to a possible cure for diabetes, However it is a huge jump to go from mouse studies to studies on higher primates and then to humans. It can fail at any point along the way since the complexity of the systems increases with the rise in the species used in the study.

I pray that this does bear some fruit