Diabetes breakthrough

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  1. Deacon

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    Diabetes breakthrough
    Scientists cure diabetes in mice

    by Tom Blackwell of the National Post

    "In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body's nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease that affects millions of Canadians.
    Diabetic mice became healthy virtually overnight after researchers injected a substance to counteract the effect of malfunctioning pain neurons in the pancreas."
     
  2. SBCPreacher

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    Now that would be GREAT NEWS!
     
  3. donnA

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    One can only hope.
     
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    God bless animal research. This is probably going to trigger a whooooooole bunch of capitalist money into the fight against diabetes. :applause:
     
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    Wow! What a wonderful thing it would be if they would find a cure.
     
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    Great! this is one nasty desease.
     
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    Being a diabetic myself, I find this news to be very encouraging! :thumbsup:
     
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    Wonderful news for diabetics! What a blessing may be possible soon.
     
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    Yes indeed Terry. I remember my grandmother, gone home many years, having to inject herself.
     
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    My brother was just diagnosed a couple months ago with Diabetes. A cure would be an answer to prayer!
     
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    Same here!
     
  12. Jim1999

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    I won't see this in my lifetime. I have seen great "breakthroughs" announced before, and yet to see anything available to the public. It can take 10-30 years between the discovery and the production.

    The pump was the greatest thing since sliced bread, but they didn't publicize that it only worked for a few juvenile diabetics.

    Cheers,

    Jim

    PS. I think it was 18 years between the discovery of insulin and the actual regular use. I had dissolved sugar injected when my blood sugar dropped to a dangerous level not so many years ago.
     
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  13. LeBuick

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    Wow, they had sugar when you were young? I thought they used mostly molasses and corn syrup? :laugh: :laugh:

    Seriously, I always wondered how "the sugars" was treated before insulin. It is such a nasty desease yet it's current treatment is a fairly recent discovery.
     
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    One thing that has changed over the years that has helped diabetics who use insulin is the development of extremely small syringes. The ones I use are only ten thousands of an inch in diameter. In the past the syringes were not nearly as small Believe me, this is one time when size does matter!
     

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