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Author Topic: Synthetic Beta Cells in a skin patch  (Read 210 times)

Offline skb

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Synthetic Beta Cells in a skin patch
« on: November 03, 2017, 08:38:33 PM »
I’ve heard and read about artificial pancreas and stem cell induced Beta cell treatment. Now, Scientists have been able to create artificial Beta cells that they believe could be placed in a skin patch to deliver insulin.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171030131454.htm
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Re: Synthetic Beta Cells in a skin patch
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 07:42:08 AM »
Interesting research and they get closer all the time to better methods of controlling bg levels.  It will be interesting to see what further research brings.
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Re: Synthetic Beta Cells in a skin patch
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 10:27:55 PM »
Interesting, though it would be helpful to only insulin users.
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Re: Synthetic Beta Cells in a skin patch
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 07:10:03 AM »
Interesting, though it would be helpful to only insulin users.
Well, not necessarily.  If it worked like the normal beta cells in the pancreas it would allow any diabetic to eat a larger variety of food and the insulin would keep your bg in normal range.  There are a lot of things that I stay away from because I can't handle them and it would be great to enjoy fruit for instance which is not possible now.  Some day it will happen but I doubt it will be in my lifetime.
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Re: Synthetic Beta Cells in a skin patch
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 08:54:56 PM »
In the distant future I think there will be a lot of human intervention in food itself and things like Diabetes would have been forgotten.
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