I didn't know that you had diabetes!!!!!
Hey Dolores! Did you know I have diabetes? I was diagnosed when I was born!
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is actually a group of diseases characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the bloodstream.
I have type one diabetes so I have to take insulin several times a day and test my blood glucose level 3-4 times a day for the rest of my life.
Hey! We just learned about stem cells in Biology! Is there a way that they can help?
Well, scientists are still researching how beneficial they will be but, they are learning how injecting patients with pancreatic cells will produce and discharge insulin and other hormones.
Wow! That sure is interesting!
Some people have even debated the ethics of the stem cell procedure because it destroys human embryos.
McLauren, Anne. "Ethical and Social Considerations of Stem Cell Research." Nature.com. Nature Publishing Group, 2016. Web. 29 Jan. 2016. Stem Cells and Diabetes . In Stem Cell Information [World Wide Web site]. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015.
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