It's news that at least 1.25 million Americans have been waiting to hear: Scientists
believe they’re on the verge of a cure for type 1 diabetes. What's more: The daily insulin shots patients take to regulate their blood sugar may soon be a thing of the past.
According to a report recently published in the journals Nature Medicine and Nature Biotechnology, researchers from MIT, Harvard, and Boston Children’s Hospital said they’re close to developing replacements for the pancreatic cells that are mysteriously destroyed by a type 1 diabetes patient’s body and make it impossible to create insulin. Researches say they’ve engineered material from brown algae that could work for up to six months at a time--which is quite a switch from the daily injections most type 1 patients must face.
Type 1 diabetes is believed to have a genetic connection and is not related to weight or lifestyle. It affects about 1.25 million Americans, and about 200,000 of them are under 20, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While there's no word on when the cure will be ready, we'll be staying tuned for more good news to follow.
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