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Revolutionary Type 1 diabetes treatment could be available from 2019

Neil Mitchell
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A cure for Type 1 diabetes could be available as soon as next year, after breakthrough research from Monash University.

As reported in the Herald Sun, the treatment is in the form of a powder and is in early testing stages.

Researcher Dr Sonia Saad told Neil Mitchell the powder could also benefit people with Type 2 diabetes, arthritis and asthma.

“If we found a cure or a natural supplement that would limit the progression of Type 1 diabetes, it would definitely benefit patients with Type 2 diabetes,” Dr Saad said.

“We are trying to assess whether patients of Type 1 diabetes are able to tolerate the supplements and hopefully within a year, we will be able to have a proof of concept or strong backing to support the performance in clinical trials.”

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Dr Saad said reducing bacteria inflammation in the gut, by having a healthy diet, could also positively impact the symptoms of diabetes.

“Everybody knows that diet and a good lifestyle are very important for multiple kinds of diseases.

“But certainly with type 1 diabetes, it is really affected by environmental factors, so the diet plays a major role.”

Neil Mitchell
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