First, in full disclosure, as a Ph.D. who does not directly interact with patients, I perhaps lay myself open to some flack here. But, I’ve been wondering for some time now if the initial diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis of a patient were a little more detailed, couldn’t the tailoring of an individual’s therapeutic strategy be more effectively planned?
- Posted January 11, 2011 by Christopher J. Rhodes, PhD
- Posted October 15, 2010 by Christopher J. Rhodes, PhDTags:
Evidence that protecting pancreatic beta cells from chronic overstimulation to maintain glucose homeostasis has led to the concept of “beta cell rest” to preserve or restore beta cell function by temporarily inhibiting insulin secretion. Under normal circumstances this is unnecessary, but in obesity-linked glucose-intolerance and type 2 diabetic conditions beta cells could do with a break.