According to a recent discovery from Salk institute for biological study , a single injection of a protein called FGF1 in mice with diet-induced diabetes (which is equivalent to type 2 diabetes in humans). is enough to restore bloody sugar levels to a healthy range for MORE than 2 days.
Furthermore, the team also discovered that prolonged treatment with that FGF1 REVERSES the cause of diabetes itself, i.e insulin insensitivity. What this implies is that possibly type 2 diabetes can be cured.
Side effects? Currently there seem to be no known side effects using this treatment. This sounds too good to be true :).
This hasn’t been tested on humans, but only in rats, let’s cross fingers that we see quick progress on this and pharmaceuticals do not block the release of such a possible cure.
Don’t get excited though, this is still research materials. In Mauritius we have a lot of type 2 diabetes (well most of the diabetes sufferers in Mauritius ARE type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease )
While reading such articles, people tend to forget that these people are usually the true heroes that we lack of. There are possibly more people that contributed to this, but this is so far what i got from salk’s website, a bit thanks to these people:
Jae Myoung Suh, Maryam Ahmadian, Eiji Yoshihara, Weiwei Fan, Yun-Qiang Yin, Ruth T. Yu, Annette R. Atkins, Michael Downes, and Ronald M. Evans of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Weilin Liu, Johan W. Jonker, Theo van Dijk, and Rick Havinga of the University of Groningen; Christopher Liddle of the University of Sydney; Denise Lackey, Olivia Osborn, and Jerrold M. Olefsky of the University of California at San Diego; and Regina Goetz, Zifeng Huang, and Moosa Mohammadi of the New York University School of Medicine.