It seems everyday you read about something new that scientists are working on to benefit our help, whether it’s a cure for cancer or a treatment for an everyday disease.
This time it’s diabetes making the news – and if you’re a diabetic the latest development could spell the end of having to inject yourself with insulin.
The Guardian reports scientists have developed a cell-based treatment, and it’s currently being tested on mice.
So, how does it work?
Well, the cells would be implant under your skin – and whenever you need insulin, the cells will release in your body.
Diabetics would need to be given the implant three times per year to stop them from having to inject themselves with insulin.
No needles, no pain- how great does that sound?
The diabetic mice used in the trials ended up having normal blood sugar levels that lasted for a few weeks.
Apparently, the treatment will be beneficial for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
The scientist leading the research, Martin Fussenegger, believes we can do “a lot better” than just allowing diabetics to measure their glucose levels.
But any treatment could still be several years away, with scientists still up to two years away from testing the treatment on people.
That’s very interesting!