Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may actually have a rare, genetic form of diabetes. This is because the two types share symptoms — and the result of this mistake is potentially harmful to the patient.
A microencapsulation method, developed by OIST researchers, offers hope to patients suffering from type 1 diabetes to return to a life free of insulin injections.
Researchers have found a cellular defect that can impair the body’s ability to handle high glucose levels, pointing the way to new treatments for diabetes.
New understanding, say researchers, will help spur advancements in stem cell research and the development of new cell therapies for diseases of the liver and pancreas, such as type 1 diabetes. [Read more…]