Two new promising treatments for diabetes

Blood vessels grow progressively more rigid with diabetes–often leading to severe consequences including heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure. Now researchers have found that adding nitric oxide gas to the cells restores some flexibility.

Amazing to think that a simple thing like stiffness can wreak such havoc on so many of your body systems when it occurs in your blood vessels. What a blessing this discovery may prove for those who must battle relentlessly to keep ahead of this disease that so often demands drastic lifestyle changes.

Just look at the number of graphical images (803 Internet pagesful!)that show up in a simple search for statistics on the pervasiveness and growing incidence of diabetes. And none too soon, researchers have gotten preliminary approval for the use of insulin delivered by inhaler–a vast improvement over current intrusive and painful injection methods.