The cure for Type 1 diabetes is a little closer, thanks to ongoing research
Posted on Jun 24, 2013
In Type 1 diabetes, usually onset in children, patient's have to inject themselves with insulin in order for their bodies to metabolize and use sugar in their cells. Scientists at Boston Children's Hospital have found a specific pathway that causes the cells of the pancreas to attack itself, rendering it impossible to produce insulin. Once this pathway is understood, there is a clearer pathway to finding a cure.