Austin and St Vincent’s Hospitals investigate new type 2 diabetes treatment

(image by David Caird for the Herald Sun)

Melbourne’s Austin and St Vincent’s Hospitals are leading a world-first trial that, if successful, could see a reduction of insulin injections to treat advanced type 2 diabetes.

Under investigation is a new endoscopic procedure called ReCET that uses a gentle electrical pulse to see if it can regenerate cells in the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) to help regulate blood sugar.

More information can be found from the Herald Sun article here.