Ultrasound may be the future of diabetes treatment

A new study in mice determines that targeted ultrasound may well be an operative, noninvasive, drug-free method to enhance insulin levels in persons with type 2 diabetes.

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A new study asks whether ultrasound could be an effective treatment for diabetes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 2 diabetes now affects more than 100 million adults in the United States. It was the 7th foremost reason of fatality in the United States in 2015. In persons with diabetes, the pancreas generates too little insulin. For this purpose, over time, the body turns out to be less complex in a situation known as insulin resistance.

Beta cells are specialized cells in the pancreas that create, collect, and discharge insulin in reply to the occurrence of sugar in the blood. This amplified assembly aids to retain levels of glucose in the blood in the standard scope; too much sugar in the blood can harm tissues and body part.

Early on in the development of diabetes, beta cells can turn out to be overburdened, which causes insulin to assemble up inside. This accumulation can be terminal for the beta cell. If more insulin-producing beta cells decrease, diabetes is aggravated.

Specific drugs can aid the beta cells to discharge insulin, but these can be expensive and may possibly become less operative over time. For these causes, scientists are sharp to discover other methods of endorsing insulin release that does not include medications.


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