New diabetes treatment requires no insulin use

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Over 37 million Americans are living with diabetes, with a significant portion grappling with type 2 diabetes.

This condition, traditionally seen in older individuals, is increasingly being diagnosed in the younger population.

Managing type 2 diabetes often involves daily medication and, for some, regular insulin injections to keep blood sugar levels under control.

However, a new treatment might be on the horizon, offering a new lease on life for those affected.

Introducing ReCET, a novel approach to treating type 2 diabetes that could revolutionize how the condition is managed. Developed by researchers, ReCET stands for Re-cellularization via Electroporation Therapy.

This innovative treatment employs controlled electric pulses to modify the inner lining of the small intestine. It’s performed using an endoscope, a flexible tube inserted through the mouth to access the small intestine directly.

In a pilot study with 14 participants suffering from type 2 diabetes, the individuals underwent the ReCET treatment and followed a specific diet for two weeks.

Subsequently, they began treatment with semaglutide, a diabetes medication known to potentially eliminate the need for insulin injections in some cases.

The preliminary findings of this study are encouraging, with the majority of participants able to discontinue their insulin shots while maintaining satisfactory blood sugar control.

The science behind ReCET suggests that the treatment enhances the body’s insulin efficiency, reducing the necessity for medication. This breakthrough could significantly ease the daily lives of millions, eliminating the constant need for insulin injections.

Nevertheless, further research is required to ensure the safety and effectiveness of ReCET before it becomes a widely available treatment option.

In the meantime, it’s crucial to remember the role of lifestyle choices in preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.

Regular physical activity, a nutritious diet, smoking cessation, and moderated alcohol consumption can all contribute to reducing the risk of developing diabetes.

Ongoing research in the diabetes field is exploring various diets, medications, and treatments that might further aid in managing or preventing the condition.

For instance, the MIND diet has shown potential in lowering the risk of vision loss associated with diabetes, and the medication metformin may help slow cognitive decline.

For those living with diabetes or at risk of developing the condition, these advancements, including the promising ReCET treatment, offer hope for easier and more effective management options.

The ReCET study, presented at Digestive Disease Week in 2023, marks a significant step forward in the fight against type 2 diabetes, signaling a future where the condition could be managed more effectively and with fewer daily burdens.

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