Have Scientists Found a Cure For Diabetes?


Diabetes_testingIf the news is true, a new cure for diabetes may be in the works. Scientist in a Toronto hospital have discovered a cure for diabetes in mice that cures them almost overnight.  If this can be translated to humans, the millions who suffer from diabetes may have a chance to recover and not have the intrusion that diabetes causes in their daily lives.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Dr. Michael Salter, a pain expert at the Hospital for Sick Children and one of the scientists. “Mice with diabetes suddenly didn’t have diabetes any more.”
The researchers caution they have yet to confirm their findings in people, but say they expect results from human studies within a year or so. Any treatment that may emerge to help at least some patients would likely be years away from hitting the market.
But the excitement of the team from Sick Kids, whose work is being published today in the journal Cell, is almost palpable.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Dr. Hans Michael Dosch, an immunologist at the hospital and a leader of the studies. “In my career, this is unique.”

Read the rest in the National Post.

Posted December 16, 2006 by
Healthcare, Technology | 11 comments

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    11 Responses to “Have Scientists Found a Cure For Diabetes?”

    1. joe bear on December 16th, 2006 10:35 am

      please,I hope so.

    2. NOT AS STUPID AS YOU THINK on December 16th, 2006 11:40 am

      Wow!!!!–and I thought it was really great about finding that Cervical Cancer was a variety of virises and that they have a cure for many types of the common ones!

      But now a possible cure for diabetes!! That would be so wonderful! Many friends an loved ones have diabetes — not to mention that I have been told it was only a matter of time before diabetes was in my future!! SO-O-O this would be wonderful!!!

      There are so many people who are affected –Diabetes can do so much damage. Words cannot say how wonderful this would be for the world. This is a MAJOR break-through!!!

    3. Kat_Gram on December 16th, 2006 2:26 pm

      This is a great discovery. This disease is in my family.
      No one currently suffering, but my Grandmother and mt Mother in Law both passed way too early from this disease.
      This makes me want to cry.
      God is in his universe.

    4. tuyvnsurvivor on December 16th, 2006 7:10 pm

      Great news. While waiting the bonanza I would not do ‘nothing’. Beyond ordinary diet or what your Doc already tells you, look into cinnamon. Look into CoQ10. By all means do your own searches, investigating and discuss with your health professional.

      Diabetes is a big time attendee in our family, but I do not have it, though I am yet quite active in sports. I take both items, and discussed with my doc…he cheers it. I first took cinnamon to increase my hearing, actually to reduce the ringing in my ears. Worked great, and now my father-in-law has great results also with cinnamon. I first took CoQ10 for really severe temors of my left hand due to injuries sustained 40 years ago. Such a help I am typing with both hands, and I am not aware of any side effects. Hopefully the diabetes is denied or delayed.

      It can take a drug years to get through trials. At best problems still arrise in many if not most drug trials.

    5. Columbo on December 16th, 2006 8:56 pm

      the good news-this will likely NOT be a drug….though it will need to be put through the same regulatory processes in order to qualify as a “cure”

      “Suspecting a link between the nerves and diabetes, he and Dr. Salter used an old experimental trick — injecting capsaicin, the active ingredient in hot chili peppers, to kill the pancreatic sensory nerves in mice that had an equivalent of Type 1 diabetes.”

      need to google anti inflammatory properties of hot chili peppers

    6. Skyboxx on December 16th, 2006 10:17 pm

      Interesting comment about link between diabetes. Listened one time to a nutrionist who spoke about the link between nutriton and advance chiropractic care could reduce and or eliminate diabetes. He went on about spine alignment, pinched nevers and subluxation (not entirely sure what that means).

      It sounded some what like pie in the sky, but we this latest news sounds promising. Lets wait and see.

    7. R-squared on December 16th, 2006 11:14 pm

      I don’t think it wise for Americans to get their hopes up over this cure for diabetes. All those lovely, greedy companies that make millions (billions?) selling their blood sugar test equipment, insulin, etc. will, no doubt, do everything in their power to stand in the way of a cure that will rob them of their incomes. They will lobby, bribe the FDA, or whatever it takes to make sure that Americans will continue to spend plenty of money for their test kits and chemical cures.

    8. Stephen on December 18th, 2006 10:49 am

      This is a wait-and-see scenario.
      My little brother (17-years-old) died in July from Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and if this is true…five months later, I’d be lying if I said I kept my breath after reading this.
      The holidays have started off with tears of pain and choked up moments.
      If they really did find a cure, though, I hope today’s children and the generations to come never have to suffer through this terrible disease, any more than those that already have…

    9. Caramoan on January 17th, 2010 10:49 pm

      Diabetes can be prevented by just having a physically active lifestyle. Just exercise everyday and avoid eating too much. Avoid sweets and high carb foods too.

    10. Zara Robertson on April 28th, 2010 8:39 pm

      With current advances in stem cell research, it won’t be long before we can find a permanent cure for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. .

    11. Jerry Bell on July 25th, 2012 9:09 pm

      It would be nice if we could an update on this cure. I have type 2.
      It sure sounds great. Can’t wait.

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