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An investigation of the University of Newcastle has achieved control diabetes in 8 weeks to a group of subjects making them follow a diet low in calories.

Although, as all experimentation has its criticisms and limitations, the indication that this research gives us is possible, in a very short time, to bring the level of sugars in the blood to a normal level. What is diabetes?

Our cells need energy to function and part of the food we eat turns into glucose (sugar).
Through our blood, the food converted to glucose reaches our cells that use it to produce energy.

To receive glucose, the cells must have enough "doors" to which we call receptors, and at the same time we need a certain substance, insulin, to be present in our organism in order to open these doors to allow the entry of the glucose in the cell.

Insulin is produced by the pancreas, and its levels depend on the amount of glucose that exists in the blood.

Type 1 diabetes It happens when the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin are destroyed. There is therefore no substance that opens the doors of the receptors. The sugar stays in the bloodstream without being able to enter the cells.

In type 2 diabetes instead, the body does have enough insulin, but it does not have enough receptors in the cells that allow it to enter its interior. Here also the sugar stays in the bloodstream without being able to enter the cells.

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