Drug holds promise to halt debilitating condition of diabetes

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    Drug holds promise to halt debilitating condition of diabetes

    I cannot even begin to say how much great news this is.
     
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    This is good news, my son suffers from this.
     
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    Wonderful news, Modbert. Ollie, I hope this brings your son relief.
     
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    There's already an excellent cure for this in type 2 diabetes. It's called diet and exercise.

    This is what you call a publicity attraction. Tons of "promising drugs" make it to animal testing. This isn't even in phase I of human testing. Now creating a drug that helps with diabetes is certainly a good thing, especially for all the type 1 people out there. But it can't cure the other morbidities associated with obesity.
     
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    Well I'm glad you aren't a doctor. My son developed type II diabetes a few years ago. The first symptoms he had was a strange tingling in his hand and his feet. He was not and is not overweight. certainly not obese. If this drug might reverse the damage done by neuropathy, that is nothing but good news.
     
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    not to mention how good it would be for type I diabetes patients

    which, btw, has NOTHING to do with Obesity
     
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    Don't be too glad. Over half of all type 2 diabetes is correlated to obesity. The majority of everyone else is correlated to poor diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, and generally leading an unhealthy life. There is only a minority who acquire it where their lifestyle has nothing to do with it. So..... does your son smoke? Drink?

    As I said, reversing neuropathy is good news, but don't hang your hat on animal testing. They've had several cures for AIDS based on animal testing.

    note the excerpt of my quote I just pointed out above. Note how it says the EXACT same thing.
     
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    Let's hope this passes muster and gets to market.
     
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    Final piece of diabetes puzzle solved...

    Final piece of type 1 diabetes puzzle solved
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