Re: ... [Insulinitis] Advance: Researchers Grow Insulin-Producing Cells From Testes [unclear how this would be used in persons with Cellosis]




"Robert Miles" <milesrf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote ...

"debba" wrote in message news:kb2dg69tbupfqeu8u7a6j0n233hhpt3hbp@xxxxxxxxxx

http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20101212/diabetes-advance-researchers-grow-insulin-producing-cells-from-testes?src=RSS_PUBLIC
Dec. 13, 2010 -- New research suggests it may be possible for people
with type 1 diabetes to grow their own insulin-producing cells -- an
advancement that could lead to a cure for this form of diabetes.

debba
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Doesn't this look like a solution for men and boys only?

Robert Miles

Vague references appear in some of the articles
regarding the possibility of using this technique
in females with Insulinitis, by using egg cells
rather than sperm cells. However, the researcher
mentions that as a possible future research area,
and gives no indication that anything has been
done, experimentally, to research that area.

There are many news articles about this develop-
ment, and many of them highlight the problems
with the way the diabetes/diabetic core word
is often misunderstood/misused. For example,
the ABC Science article on the topic is titled
"Testicles could offer diabetes treatment", and
the highlight photo in the article is "Shadow of
a fat man".

I'll leave it up to ABC Science to explain how a
possible cure for Insulinitis, in males (perhaps
later, in females) relates to a "Shadow of a fat
man", but I presume that they were thinking
of diabetes in terms of one of the causalities of
Cellosis being obesity, but that, of course, is not
a cause of Insulinitis, and as such, is yet another
error (among many) that is caused by the reli-
ance on the diabetes/diabetic core words to
describe all High Glucose Conditions as if they
were the same thing.

The article/photo referenced above:

Testicles could offer diabetes treatment
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/12/13/3091609.htm

Photo, "Shadow of a fat man",
used near the top of the article:
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/12/13/3091609.htm

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'Tis one of many reasons underlying the effort by
some persons with Insulinitis to come up with a
new word for type 1 diabetes. I happen to think
"Insulinitis" is the ideal choice, but am open to
alternative suggestions, and here are a couple of
links to recent posts listing some excerpts from
others who are supporting a name change:
http://groups.google.com/group/misc.health.diabetes/msg/8f0e520679a5288c
http://groups.google.com/group/misc.health.diabetes/msg/c53b58d615d0d29d

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Pro-Humanist FREELOVER
C.ure I.nsulinitis A.ssociation
http://prohuman.net/cureinsulinitisassociation.htm
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Postscript:

Even though the researcher is focused on Insulinitis,
aka type 1 diabetes, one can't help but wonder if
this capability might be able to reduce the burden
of treatment for the estimated 25% of persons with
Cellosis, aka type 2 diabetes, who currently include
insulin injections as part of their treatment regimen.

Of course, this development has nothing to do with
insulin resistance, and that aspect of Cellosis would
still have to be treated even if the insulin-production
could be restored in persons with Cellosis, unless
somehow, enough insulin could be produced to get
glucose levels back to normal even though insulin
resistance was still present.

Persons who are intimately knowledgable about that
area, feel free to share if you think this development
might be sufficient to overcome insulin resistance or
if you perceive it likely that insulin resistance would
continue to have to be treated even if this could be
used in persons with Cellosis.


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