According to joint research conducted by Swedish and American teams, a new set of signals between different cells in the pancreas could hold the key to new treatment of diabetes .
The discovery was made by experts at Miami University and Karolinska Instituet, who found that pancreatic cells (integral to diabetes development) communicate in previously unknown ways.
Pancreatic cells control the regulation of glucose in the body by producing insulin . Professor Berggren reportedly commented: “A person with low blood sugar levels feels poorly and faint; a person with excessively high blood sugar levels gets diabetes.”
He reportedly continued: “It’s this signal pathway that is our discovery. This interaction between beta cells and alpha cells is crucial for normal blood sugar regulation.”

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