A Novel Diabetes Treatment Ready For TestingFriday, March 05, 2010
A Novel Diabetes Treatment Ready For Testing
By Mike Boyle
Dr. Roger Unger, a longtime researcher and chairman of diabetes research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, is setting up human tests for a new treatment he says might have fewer side effects than standard insulin therapy, reports AZCentral.com.
However, Dr, Unger is quick to warn that a novel new method that worked in mice with type 1 diabetes may in fact not help people at all. He added, "You can`t make any claims until the tests have been done."
The tests using leptin, a natural produced by fat cells, would build on results of experiments performed by Unger`s research team and recently published in the scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Read more on Dr. Unger`s research and this testing here.