According to a report from Utah-bases KSL.com, doctors are claiming a breakthrough in research for finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Doctors at Boston Children’s hospital have identified the root cause of Type 1 diabetes and hope to use it to better treat it and possibly find a cure.

“To find a cure, we really have to locate those cells that are attacking our pancreas,” said Jenny McKenzie, a documentary filmmaker. “Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are escalating at skyrocketing rates and they are really threatening the health of our next generation.”

 

The key is a specific pathway in animals, which triggers T cells to attack the pancreas. Although it could still be a year before new therapies are developed to treat patients, the doctors say it is a step in the right direction.

 

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