Cure for Diabetes (type 1 and 2) in the near future?

  1. Fascinating article:

    Research showing that DM might be a neurological, and treatable, problem as opposed to an auto-immune problem.

    Diabetes breakthrough

    Breakthrough sheds light on cause of diabetes - health - 15 December 2006 - New Scientist

    "The team wanted to know what would happen if they gave diabetic mice a top-up of substance P, so they injected some directly into the pancreas. Astonishingly, the diabetes disappeared overnight and the mice remained diabetes-free for weeks, and even months in some cases.

    If the same were to happen in humans, a single injection could keep the disease at bay for years, says Dosch."

    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Dec 16, '06
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    would be amazing if this came to pass.
  4. by   gentle
    Just heard about that article this morning from dh, who has DM II. For our home and our friends, kids with type 1, this is very encouraging news.

    For now, the patient wait.
  5. by   nurseangel47
    Wow! What an awesome potential discovery/cure....! Here's hoping!.....
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    This is truly stunning.
    It should be front page news.
  7. by   Katnip
    Having been diagnosed with DM II less than a year ago, I'd love for this to come through.

    I'm just sitting here trying to imagine how many lives this could change.
    Last edit by Katnip on Dec 16, '06
  8. by   Dabuggy
    I also would benefit from this procedure. This is amazing, will be looking forward to its update.