Diabetes

Matthew Capowski

Administrator
Staff member
Diabetes Breakthrough?

Quoted from the press release: From human embryonic stem cells to billions of human insulin producing cells. Giant step toward new diabetes treatment:

"There have been previous reports of other labs deriving beta cell types from stem cells, no other group has produced mature beta cells as suitable for use in patients," he said. "The biggest hurdle has been to get to glucose sensing, insulin secreting beta cells, and that's what our group has done."
 

Matthew Capowski

Administrator
Staff member
Fiber-fermenting bacteria improve health of type 2 diabetes patients https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180308143047.htm

The following is the journal article that the above article is based on:

Gut bacteria selectively promoted by dietary fibers alleviate type 2 diabetes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1151

"When the fiber-promoted SCFA producers were present in greater diversity and abundance, participants had better improvement in hemoglobin A1c levels, partly via increased glucagon-like peptide-1 production."
 

Matthew Capowski

Administrator
Staff member
Interesting study questioning tight glycemic control: Glycemic Control for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Our Evolving Faith in the Face of Evidence https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5031530/

We sought to determine the concordance between the accumulating evidence about the impact of tight vs. less tight glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes since the publication of UKPDS in 1998 until 2015 with the views about that evidence published in journal articles and practice guidelines.
 
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