A 30-year-old member asked:
can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Vasu Brown answered
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
No: High leptin levels signify leptin insensitivity - becomes inflammatory marker. Instead if you have diabetes taking chromium supplements 6000mcg per day -as 2000mcg three times a day helps with weight loss fish rich food helps body respond to leptin again.
Answered on Dec 9, 2014
Dr. Chuck Shaffer answered
32 years experience Bariatrics
Appears so: Type 1 diabetes treatment trial involving leptin, which is naturally produced by fat cells and involved in body-weight regulation.Recently ut southwestern researchers will be using metreleptin, a slightly modified form of the hormone that has been well-tolerated in other clinical trials.In rodents, it eliminated the wide swings in glucose that occur with Insulin alone. I hope this helps!
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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