Reversing Type 1 Diabetes

Reversing Type 1 Diabetes. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital recently published research that could eventually lead to a cure for type 1 diabetes. The strategy behind the study is based on the recognition that type 1 diabetes occurs when the T cells of the immune system attack the beta cells of the pancreas, the cells that produce insulin. Previously, researchers who tried to neutralize this attack have reinitiated the patient’s own immune system by infusing this patient with their own blood stem cells through a so-called autologous bone marrow transplant. The problem was that the blood stem cells of people with diabetes tend to have flaws, which can promote inflammation.

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