Worldwide diabetes cases have crossed the 50 crore mark. It is counted among the most dangerous diseases. The big problem is that there is no proper treatment for diabetes. Patients with diabetes need to take insulin injections. But can it happen in the coming times that there is no need for insulin injections? You might be thinking that this is very difficult! But let us tell you that if Australian scientists are successful then this will be possible.
In fact, scientists in Australia have found a way through which insulin will be made again in the body itself. This research is still in its early stages, but it is being taken an important step towards the definitive treatment of diabetes. Scientists at Australia’s Monash University are engaged in this research study. This is the first study of its kind.
Scientists have found a way in this research study, through which the process of making insulin on its own in pancreatic stem cells can happen. If this is possible, it could prove to be a revolutionary step in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
During this research, scientists studied the donated pancreas cells of type 1 diabetes patients. He used a drug approved by the American Health Agency, which is currently not used in the treatment of diabetes. Through this drug, researchers succeeded in reactivating pancreatic stem cells. Researchers also managed to create ‘insulin expressing’.
Researchers have developed a method that will replace the cells destroyed by type 1 diabetes with new cells and they will be able to produce insulin. However, researchers say that more research is still needed in this. But if successful, it can be used to cure diabetes.
Diabetes experts Prof Sam Al-Osta and Dr Ishant Khurana at Monash University have done this research. They claim that this research can eliminate the need for diabetics to take insulin injections. Prof Al-Osta says, “We recognize that our research study is very special and it is an important step towards finding a new treatment for diabetes.”
According to this research, researchers had to face some challenges to activate new cells instead of dead cells of the pancreas. Professor Al-Osta says that the pancreas with diabetes does not become incapable of making insulin. It can be activated again. This study has been published in the research journal Nature.