Could Marijuana Be the Next Big Diabetes Treatment?

It seems like an oxymoron that a drug that gives you the munchies could also be controlling your blood sugar level, but that’s what researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston found in a study of more than 4,500 adults. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Medicine earlier this year.

 

 

Medical Wonders: Secret to a Cancer and Diabetes Free Life

Members of the Laron community are a kind of medical wonder to the doctors who have been studying them. The remote mountains of southern Ecuador, just a short drive from the Peruvian border, are home to a large cluster of dwarfs with Laron syndrome. Scientists believe they are close to developing a pill that would mimic Laron syndrome in healthy adults to prevent cancer and diabetes.

 

Type 2 diabetes is an inflammatory disease, say researchers

New research from Denmark adds further weight to the idea that type 2 diabetes is an inflammatory disease. The recently published study describes how in mice, during the very early stages of type 2 diabetes, immune cells called macrophages invade pancreatic tissue, releasing large quantities of cytokines – pro-inflammatory proteins – that help destroy insulin-producing beta cells.

 

Good News Grows in the Fight Against Diabetes

Diabetes is America’s No. 7 cause of death, killing 71,000 annually, but Scientists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs are working hard to manage, treat, and ultimately defeat this disease. They are making progress, which should encourage diabetics and those who love them.