Imagine if you had a magic wand that brought you anything you wanted!
What would YOU wish for?
Chances are, you’d wish to cure your diabetes.
(well, maybe also a new car and a trip to Tahiti, but that’s not what this report is about!)
We’ve got some amazing news for you. You don’t need a magic wand.
Science may have already found the cure for type 1 diabetes.
It’s all about the stem cells.
Let us explain!
In healthy people, blood sugar levels are controlled by the release of a hormone called insulin.
Insulin is made in the pancreas by beta cells, which hang out with other cells in the pancreas in special clusters called islets of Langerhans. Each one of us has about one million islets in our pancreas!
Beta cells release insulin into the bloodstream so that it can take up glucose that enters the body and turn it into energy for our cells.
In those with type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the beta cells because it thinks they’re harmful pathogens.
As a result, the sufferer has to inject themselves insulin for the rest of their life.
Hence, Type 1 diabetes means all sorts of risks, expenses, and effort. Not to mention pain!
Type 1 diabetes makes up about 10 percent of all diabetes cases.
It’s a type of autoimmune disease and currently incurable.
But new research has found a way to “switch off” type 1 diabetes for up to six months.