Alberta scientists say they may have discovered a cure for diabetes | Your Morning
Researchers managed to normalize blood sugar levels in mice with severe diabetes mellitus, after which symptoms of the disease did not appear for more than 9 months..
Diabetes mellitus is a dangerous chronic disease that affects more than 400 million people worldwide. However, a team of bioengineers at the University of Washington in St. Louis recently proved that it is amenable to long-term treatment, at least in mice..
For the experiments, diabetic mice with blood sugar readings of more than 27.75 mmol / L were used, which were implanted with human insulin-secreting cells. After the operation, the body of the animals was able to control the secretion of the hormone and after two weeks the concentration of glucose in the blood returned to normal levels, remaining at this level for many months.
Despite the cure of mice, it is too early to talk about the effectiveness of the use this method is for a person. However, the success of the team gives hope to millions of people that soon it will be possible to fight the disease..
Until such therapy has begun to be used, many diabetics suffer various complications, one of which is non-healing wounds. However, recently scientists have invented «clever» patch for effective healing damaged tissue.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: agronom.guru