New findings have been recently released by researchers at MIT and Harvard that have found significant indicators that a potential cure for type 1 diabetes may be found in the near future. Examples have shown that some treatments can effectively delay the disease for periods of up to 6 months.
Recent mice trial methods have found that through extraction from TMTD, human islet cells can produce insulin for up to 174 days in response to blood glucose levels.
The Diabetes Ireland Research Alliance in conjunction with Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation are committed to finding a treatment for type 1 diabetes. Peter Jones, Professor of Endocrine Biology, Kings College London is leading the way by raising funds to support research projects to find more innovative ways to make the encapsulation process more successful.
Jones and his team are developing alternative techniques using nano-technology in an effort to produce low-level porous coatings with some layers only as thick as one cell. Meanwhile these results have shown that it can still provide protection which can facilitate the flow of nutrients, glucose and insulin to circulate steadily throughout the body.
However other institutions such as the PAC (Public Accounts Committee) claim that: “the NHS and Department for Health have been too slow in tackling diabetes, both in prevention and treatment."
The Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics journal recommend that adults who are suffering from hypoglycaemia should be granted CGM’s (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) technologies which will observe blood glucose levels using sensors positioned around the body.
People living with type 1 and other forms have diabetes regularly have questions surrounding how and when to administer treatments. Some common questions include injection times, frequencies as well as dietary concerns. If you require any further information you can visit https://www.diabetes.ie/living-with-diabetes/living-type-1/frequently-asked-questions-living-diabetes/
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