Insulin

'Ground-breaking' Diabetes Treatment Begins Trial Phase

Researchers at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board in Wales have begun the trial phase of a new drug that they hope will regrow lost insulin-producing cells in the bodies of patients suffering from Type 1 Diabetes, BBC News reports. The new drug will help to regenerate lost beta cells for diabetics, allowing their bodies to naturally regulate blood glucose levels and eliminate the need for insulin injections. So far two people have been given the drug and have experienced no major side effects, though it is too early to determine the efficacy of the treatment. The research team is now looking to recruit eight people who have had diabetes for more than two years to take part in wider-ranging trials.

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