Korean Scientists Shed Light on Pancreatic Beta Cell Regeneration

Korean scientists have discovered ways to replicate pancreatic beta cells destroyed by type 1 diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults.

Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the patient’s immune system destroys insulin-making cells in their pancreas. These are called beta cells.

The research findings were published in the December issue of “Food Science & Nutrition,” a global journal on the list of Science Citation Index (SCI). The paper says that food-type treatment materials “Diabetes & Dietary (D&D)” have been found to be effective in treating diabetes. They lower blood sugar, increase C-peptide and insulin production, lowers GTT and ITT blood sugar, replicate destroyed pancreas beta cells, increase the amount and region of insulin production.

In particular, the report draws attention as it sheds light on the endogenous regeneration of destructed pancreatic beta bells.

D&D is a material developed by Lee Sam-goo, CEO of 239bio Inc. He studied three types of D&D — D&D1, D&D2, and D&D3. A Korean university hospital accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) has discovered through pre-clinical trials that one or two D&D meals a day alone, without insulin injection, insulin pump or diabetes medication, can help regenerate destructed pancreatic beta cells.

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