Controlling White Blood Cells May Treat Diabetes

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By Kathleen Blanchard RN for

Scientists have made a surprising discovery about the role of white blood cells, known as neutrophils, and the role they play in insulin resistance that leads to type 2 diabetes. The finding means a new target for treatment for the disease from drugs that are already being tested in the United States for emphysema and type 1 diabetes.

Neutrophils’ role in mediating insulin resistance unexpected

The study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, unexpectedly revealed neutrophils that are abundant in the body mediate insulin resistance.

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