Special cells could let you control your diabetes with coffee

时间:2019-03-03 11:20:01166网络整理admin

A CUP of coffee after a meal might be enough to keep diabetes under control, thanks to cells that have been engineered to release insulin when they detect caffeine. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body loses its ability to regulate glucose levels in the blood. Some people manage this by frequently measuring their blood sugar levels and adjusting the supply of insulin from a pump worn against the skin. Meal times are taxing, because people must estimate the sugar they consume and schedule an appropriate dose of insulin. To get around this, Martin Fussenegger at ETH Zurich, Switzerland,