Diabetes Research Findings: Stem Cell Research and Lower Mortality Rate

Ann Bartlett Health Guide
  • This is a new idea I've put together on condensing some of the research that may be of interest, but perhaps doesn't deserve a full post. Also, many times I don't feel that it is worth covering every mouse trial that has "created a cure," because we have seen that many mouse trials do not translate to a cure in human trials. "Research Wrap Up" will be posted once a month allowing me a better opportunity to blog on human trials and their findings!


    Fewer dying from Type 1 diabetes A recent study showed that people recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes were less likely to die from type 1 diabetes.  I think the reason should be obvious, with better technology we are able to tighten control and keep the body healthy. 

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    Stem cell therapy cures 12 year old boy in China! While this sounds amazing, I have reservations about it. Just a year ago, I wrote blog about the World Stem Cell Summit. The concerns presented by researchers showed that countries like China were rushing to human trial without knowing how these cells will eventually integrate with the body.  There appears to still be enormous risk the cells will turn to cancer.  For me, this is questionable as to its safety and efficacy! More in depth information on what they are doing is needed before I buy this cure!


    Banking on baby teeth Thanks to our friend Amy T (DiabetesMine), we found this company out of Massachusetts that is storing baby teeth in the hopes of using their stem cells for treating diabetes. Personally, I would rather see the children use their teeth to bite the judge who ruled against Embryonic Stem Cell Research!


    Pancreatic beta cells living in established diabetics! This is research that grabs my attention, because I have lived with type1 for 40 years.  If we can still produce some cells then there is more potential to be included in more clinical trials.  


    A protein in the body may restore nerve damage in diabetic mice Whether type 1 or type 2, neuropathy is a concern.  Research that promotes what the body already produces fascinates me, because it has the potential to alleviate more drugs that have side effects, or in the case of transplantation anti rejection therapy.  


Published On: August 26, 2010