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Topic Title: Skin drug shows 'promising' results on T1D
Created On: 09/23/2013 11:28 PM
 09/23/2013 11:28 PM

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[size= small]A study in the USA shows that a skin drug called [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alefacept]alefacept[/url] could help the body produce its own insulin and perhaps in the future "could be used to stablise Type 1 diabetes and prevent progression" - but not likely to cure it. Using the drug seems to protect the insulin secreting beta cells - which is what causes Type 1 diabetes (T1D) to occur when they are attacked by our immune system. [/size]

[size= small]I'm wondering if the participants in this study were perhaps newly diagnosed T1D's? I do keep my eyes posted for studies asking for participants in studies but sadly I tend to be too long in the tooth to participate. The main thing, with further testing (the Phase II didn't go quite to plan according to what I've read in other articles on this subject) - more will be discovered! [/size]

[size= small]To read more about go to the following link -[/size][url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24177519]
[size= small]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24177519[/size]

[/url][size= small]In the meantime back I go to being a human pin cushion ...

[img]http://ams.body1.com/assets/FatCatAnna/human pincushion.jpeg[/img][/size]

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 Thanks for that Andre77 ... though in this area where you've posted "Type 1 Diabetes" - we already know we've got diabetes (50+ years for me).   DiabetesUK has a pretty good description of ...

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