Diabetes Could Be Cured As Scientists Find Cause Of Disease
If you look at contemporary medical sources, they all claim there is no cure for diabetes – neither diabetes type 1 nor diabetes type 2. But a recent study conducted at Manchester University might change the way diabetes is viewed and rock the established paradigm. It appears that scientists now managed to explain the cause of diabetes. By doing that, they opened the door for a cure.
The findings of the study suggest that the origin of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes lies in the same underlying mechanism. Both forms develop when the hormone amylin clumps together, damages the cells that produce insulin, and causes them to die, which results in diabetes – a chronic condition where body either doesn’t produce enough insulin (type 1), or fails to respond to insulin properly (type 2).
Type 2 diabetes, which occurs in adulthood as a result of unhealthy life-style, has been previously connected with the hormone amylin. This recent study links type 1 diabetes to the same mechanism, which is a novel finding in this area of research. Type 1 diabetes develops in childhood, and is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes.
With the cause uncovered, it is expected that new medicines will go into clinical trials and later get tested on diabetic patients. Diabetes charities warn that people shouldn’t be just waiting for a pill, but should instead adopt a healthier and more active life-style. While type 1 diabetes is hard to avoid, a lot can be done to prevent type 2 diabetes. Dr. Alasdair Rankin, Director of Research at Diabetes UK, points out that the best way to reduce your risk Continue reading