Crucial to the diabetes picture is the pancreas, responsible, among other things, for the production of insulin. Since diabetes revolves issues with the right amount of this critical component a lot of research has focused on this organ. Most of the advances over the years have come in the form of regulating and supplementing the needed insulin.
What if someone could really go to that root cause, the pancreas? Rather than simply treating the issues such as lack of insulin or even insulin resistance how do we fix it all? Replace the pancreas. Sure, you’re thinking, I’ll fly it in on my jet pack from my home on Mars. Well, it might not be as far-fetched as it used to be.
Scientists are now able to grow a new pancreas from a slice of an existing one. Their focus now is on whether the new organ is as functional as one in the body of a person. While they may not be ready to put one on a drone to your front door yet, simply replacing organs may be almost a regular part of life in the next few years.
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