Omega-3 and diabetes

Could this be true? I developed Type-1 diabetes very late in life but I grew up in the West Indies where I had fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. “The majority of kids with diabetes autoimmunity will go on to get diabetes, but it could be years before they do,” study author Jill…

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Bionic pancreas

BBC NEWS | Health | Artificial pancreas for diabetics The main stumbling block in the development of an artificial pancreas has been mathematical: no-one has perfected a computer programme sophisticated enough to work out the right dose of insulin at any moment of the day. Interesting research being done in the UK using CGM and…

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Where did all my islets go?

This is quite exciting research. Perhaps this will lead to better glucometers and insuling pumps. Technology Review: Detecting Cell Loss in Diabetes A novel molecular tracer could help doctors track the loss of insulin-producing cells in diabetes. Such a tool would allow both doctors and drug developers to better assess the effectiveness of new treatments.…

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Diabetes News from dLife.com: Adult Stem Cells from Human Cord Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Engineered to Make Insulin

Diabetes News from dLife.com: Adult Stem Cells from Human Cord Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Engineered to Make Insulin In a fundamental discovery that someday may help cure type 1 diabetes by allowing people to grow their own insulin-producing cells for a damaged or defective pancreas, medical researchers here have reported that they have engineered adult…

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