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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Gina Kolata: A new treatment using stem cells that produce insulin has surprised experts and given them hope for the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease.



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Wow that would be cool. Lost an aunt and cousin to it.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-11-27 01:34 PM | Reply

My kidney disease led to diabetes... but the condition and high my blood pressure disappeared after a decade of insulin shots and 2 trips to the e.r. room for ketoacidosis.
Not sure what changed other than cutting my meds by 85% and shortening dyalisis treatments to 3 hours.... either that or my 40 years of cannabis use finally paid off.

#2 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-11-27 01:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He won't have to take immunosuppresants once we figure our how to turn ordinary cells into stem cells, and I think they just did that with cells. Insulin is now $1000 a month in America and not covered by medicaid or your insurance (pre-existing condition). It's $50 outside the US. Type I working class diabetics are dying left and right, but they don't have a lobby anything like like Big Pharma.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-11-27 02:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It would be swell to not look to the future and see scenarios of kidney failure, loss of limbs, blindness and stroke as likely.
Give em a Nobel and pass them stem cells over my way.

#4 | Posted by purplesage at 2021-11-27 03:57 PM | Reply

Great news!

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-11-28 05:32 AM | Reply

Fantastic. Let's hope this turns out to the the cure and in the process makes the soaring price of insulin irrelevant. I had an uncle who suffered so many horrible complications - amputations, blindness, heart attack - before succumbing to Type I diabetes in his early 50s.

Stem cells seem to hold the key to a wide array of health fixes.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2021-11-28 01:33 PM | Reply

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