Another Type 2 Diabetes Cause Found
American scientists found a third anomaly that may be behind the development of type 2 diabetes that has been brought about by obesity. We know that the body cells fail to regulate blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes properly. This occurred because of improper working of the beta cells in the pancreas and the inability of the insulin to work properly on the tissues. But in the new study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Oregon Health & Science University, the scientists discovered that the glucose-sensing neurons have a part in the development of diabetes. Dr. Bradford Lowell, a professor at Harvard Medical School, said they knew all along there were neurons in the brain that become excited by glucose but they didn't know the significance of this. The new study is the first one to show these neurons respond by returning the blood sugar level to normal.