It May Take Guts to Cure Diabetes

It May Take Guts to Cure Diabetes

There are 3 comments on the Newswise story from Jun 30, 2014, titled It May Take Guts to Cure Diabetes. In it, Newswise reports that:

By switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia University's Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells, demonstrating in principle that a drug could retrain cells inside a person's GI tract to produce insulin.

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thedietplate

Milton Keynes, UK

#1 Jun 30, 2014
This is very interesting, although what would be the long term effects? There is always a cause and effect, is messing with genes really the way forward, does not that mean mutation or adaptation? And, how costly would this be when it is proven that a much less invasive way is simply to lose 5% of ones body weight.
K

Since: May 09

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#2 Jun 30, 2014
A few days ago the FDA approved a new oral drug for diabetes called Afreeza. There are no needles and it works in 15 minutes, learn more at http://www.afreezanow.com
Olympian

Dayton, Australia

#4 Jul 10, 2014
Lucas23 wrote:
A few days ago the FDA approved a new oral drug for diabetes called Afreeza. There are no needles and it works in 15 minutes, learn more at http://www.afreezanow.com
Can you tell me more about it please

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