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1. What is a Beta Cell?

If you’re living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you’ve probably heard a lot about ‘beta cells’ and the body’s misguided attack on these cells, resulting in T1D. For those of you who are just learning about the disease and how to manage it, JDRF wanted to provide ...


2. Diabetes Researchers Show Some Cells in Pancreas Can Spontaneously Change into Insulin-Producing Cells

NEW YORK, April 4, 2010 – Alpha cells in the pancreas, which do not produce insulin, can convert into insulin-producing beta cells, advancing the prospect of regenerating beta cells as a cure for type 1 diabetes. The findings come from a study at the University of Geneva, co-funded by Juvenile ...


3. Researchers Show Non-Insulin-Producing Alpha Cells in the Pancreas Can Be Converted To Insulin-Producing Beta Cells

New York, NY, August 6, 2009 -- In findings that add to the prospects of regenerating insulin-producing cells in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers in Europe -- co-funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation -- have shown that insulin-producing beta cells can be derived from non-insulin-producing ...


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