Scientists from the University of Washington in St. Louis said that they were able to develop an effective method for the treatment of diabetes.
According to the authors of the methodology, they were able to cure laboratory mice from diabetes with human stem cells. Scientists have managed to transform human stem cells into endocrine beta cells that can produce insulin.
Study leader Jeffrey Millman said insulin-secreting cells were injected into mice with severe diabetes. Before the introduction of these cells, their sugar levels exceeded 500 milligrams per deciliter of blood. This indicator in humans indicates a possible imminent death.
Two weeks after the introduction of insulin-secreting cells, the blood glucose level returned to Noma and stayed within the normal range for many months.
The authors of the technique explain that while before applying this technique in the treatment of people it is still necessary to conduct a series of studies. The technique needs to be improved, and only after a series of clinical trials it will be possible to use it for the treatment of diabetes in people.
In order to apply the developed strategy in the treatment of diabetes in people, much more research remains to be done. It is necessary to test cells at large time intervals and other animal models, as well as develop a technology that will allow the cultivation of crops to flow.
There are many approaches to treating diabetes. For example, there are artificial “pancreas” – devices that analyze data from a glucose sensor and automatically determine the protocol for insulin administration.