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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Likely

There is some good news for patients suffering from type 1 diabetes. Researchers at the UCLA have come up with a new vaccine that can help in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The vaccine has been tested in humans and has been found useful. The drug named Diamyd is being checked for viability. Diamyd is based on researches on Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase. It is really unlikely that a drug for type 1 diabetes to be available for at least a few years. GAD was found successful in mice in Phase I. Phase II involved the testing of the drug on adults who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes. The results showed that the vaccine was effective in preserving the insulin production for at least 2 years. Type 1 diabetes generally begins in adolescence or may be even childhood. This kind of diabetes is characterized by the failure of the body to produce insulin, as the body’s immune system destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas.