Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Type 1 Diabetes!
August 3, 2017
Scientists will start to test a new prototype vaccine for preventing type 1 diabetes in 2018.
TYPE 1 DIABETES
Type 1 diabetes happens when your immune system destroys cells in your pancreas called beta cells. They’re the ones that make insulin. Damage to beta cells from type 1 diabetes throws the process off. Glucose doesn’t move into your cells because insulin isn’t there to do it. Instead it builds up in your blood and your cells starve. This causes high blood sugar which can lead to dehydration, Weight loss, Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and damage to your body.
IS THIS THE CURE?
The vaccine is the result of a long 25 years of hard work done by scientists from the University of Tampere, Finland. Though the vaccine will not completely cure nor will get rid of the type 1 diabetes, it will certainly improve the immune system to fight the virus. Though they have successfully completed trials on mice, the next trails are to commence on the humans to ascertain successful elimination of viruses and complications of the vaccine. However, to prove the vaccine it may take at least 8 years from now.