Diabetes Research in 2015

Diabetes Research in 2015

2015 has already cemented itself as a key year of diabetes research.

Developments have been made into a cure for type 1 diabetes using artificial pancreas technology and a vaccine strategy, while funding for a cure is set to increase.

Research into the management of type 2 diabetes , meanwhile, has seen a number of studies investigating meal sizes and portions, as well as particular foods that could treat type 2.

Type 1 diabetes cure

A vaccine that prevented type 1 diabetes in mice could reportedly work in humans, while Australian scientists have found Melligen cells could reverse the diabetic condition.
Meanwhile, British scientists are “one step closer to developing an effective cure for Type 1 diabetes”, with a £4.4 million investment set to fund type 1 diabetes research.

Type 2 diabetes management

Meal sizes and protein content could affect blood glucose levels according to Israeli researchers, while exercise after meals could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2.

Blueberry herbal tea and a berry compound have also been discovered as potential treatment options.

Artificial pancreas

A woman from Norfolk became the first in the world to give birth naturally using her artificial pancreas, while Medtronic‘s research is ever expanding. After releasing their insulin pump-based artificial pancreas in the UK, they have since paired up with DreaMed to further research the potential of an artificial pancreas.

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