This week the first official study of a new and innovative diabetes treatment was released and things are looking incredibly promising. The new diabetes treatment is being called a reverse vaccine because of the way it works and while it sounds crazy, doctors say it is wildly successful. Unlike a normal vaccine that strengthens a person’s immune system, this reverse vaccine actually attacks the immune system to try and prevent diabetes from taking over.
The treatment is specifically for Type 1 diabetes which is caused by misdirected attacks by the body’s immune system. Shutting down that specific part of a person’s immune system allows the pancreas to continue functioning as normal and essentially eliminating diabetes. This drug has been in development for years and this week marks the end of it’s first trial on humans, the result was a huge success. Doctors and experts agree that this is likely to be the biggest breakthrough in history in terms of type 1 diabetes. This is absolutely great news for millions of people around the world that suffer from it because this could finally be the key to essentially eliminating the disease from patients that are already suffering.