NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There could be a major advance towards a cure for diabetes.
Researchers at Mount Sinai are reporting on a drug cocktail that helps the body make more insulin-producing cells.
CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explains why that’s a critical part of a diabetes cure.
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are really different diseases, Gomez explained.
What they have in common is that eventually the diabetic runs our of insulin-producing cells called beta cells.
That’s when their blood sugar soars. So part of a diabetes cure has to be replacing or making more beta cells.
“I was always tired and hungry, thirsty and just couldn’t keep any weight on,” said Alex Seeman.
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