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@salkinstitute Where #Skin Regulates #bG

Did you know that your “gamma” could make insulin? The problem with insulin-producing cells is that we can only get them harvested from a cadaver or harvested from  a human embryo. Both of those options are either in short-supply or … Continue reading

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How Estrogen Influences Glucose Control

When you realize the power estrogen has in the balance of glucose, you may have a new respect for the hormone. An expert in estrogen and beta cells, Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis speaks with me about his work. Our conversation may … Continue reading

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Biliary Tree Stem Cells

A Type 1 diabetes cure is conditional on finding a reliable source of islet cells. Stem cells have been mentioned as a potential source but not all stem cells can become insulin-producing cells. Researchers have identified that stem cells harvested … Continue reading

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Stimulated Insulin Secretion in T1D

The common belief of people with Type 1 diabetes is that they cannot produce insulin. Based on the findings in a study out of University of Exeter Medical School, 75% of people with T1D can stimulate insulin production. We speak … Continue reading

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