Biology B3 3.8 Treating diabetes.

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How is Type 1 diabetes treated?
With insulin injections.
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How is the human insulin which traditionally treats people with Type 1 diabetes produced?
By genetically engineered bacteria.
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What does a Type 1 diabetic have to do prior to meals every day of their life?
Inject insulin.
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What do very active diabetics need to do?
Match the amount of insulin injected with their diet and exercise.
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What do some diabetics use as an alternative to injections?
An insulin pump.
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How does an insulin pump work?
It is attached to the body and the diabetic can adjust the level of insulin injected by the pump.
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Doctors and other scientists are trying to develop new methods of treating and possibly curing Type 1 diabetes, what do these include?
Pancreas transplant, transplanting pancreas cells, using embryonic stem cells to produce insulin secreting cells, using adult stem cells from diabetic patients, genetically engineering pancreas cells to make them work properly.
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