01:05am Sunday 17 December 2017

Stem cell therapy may help treat Type 2 diabetes

Their glucose metabolism, body weight and insulin sensitivity improved— three problems associated with type 2 diabetes.

“There have been similar reports looking at treatment of type 1 diabetes by stem cell-based replacement, and there are many people around the world who are interested in that,” said lead study author Timothy J. Kieffer, a UBC molecular and cellular medicine professor. “Until this point, nobody to our knowledge had tested such a stem cell-based transplant study in a Type 2 diabetes model.”

Type 2 diabetes accounts for nearly 95 percent of the 400 million diabetes cases worldwide.

A similar story appeared on Global News.

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