New Type1 research - Might prevent amputations

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   Posted 2/7/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Article in our local paper about a Michigan State University professor, Dana Spence, who is doing research into how C-peptide, which is produced along with insulin in normals (and not at all along with no insulin in Type1's) helps relax blood vessel walls and reduce platelet clumping. In other words, they may be soon adding this to insulin to help Type1's maintain good circulation and prevent poor circulation which is the number one cause of amputations. He is just starting on this road of research but at least there is some hope here for new break thrus.

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MSU research may aid type 1 diabetes
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Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 2/7/2008 8:33:53 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/11/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie, I read your post and the article. Wow, that was interesting. What a hopeful developement that would be, if the pharmaceuti-cals jumped on board. We have lost several friends due to repeated amputations. We came close to amp a few yrs. ago, but we were so lucky.  I hope they will proceed and make great strides in proving the worth of adding C-peptide to insulin. Is there some kind of push we can inact to make it appealing to pharms?  I can't wait to share this info w/ my DH. Thank you for update, pls let us  know if there is any further news. Thank you.  God bless.  Alice.
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