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Insulin-Producing Beta Cells Are Not Irreversibly Lost in Early Type 2 Diabetes

Jun 08, 2019 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

Pancreatic beta cells that do not produce sufficient insulin in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are not permanently damaged during the early stages of the disease and can be restored to normal function through the removal of excess fat in the cells, according to a study entitled "Remission of Type 2 Diabetes for Two Years Is Associated with Full Recovery of Beta-Cell Functional Mass in the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT)" presented today at the American Diabetes A...