For those of you trying to enrich your vocabulary and understand the biological side of diabetes, you may want to look up the word mesenchyme. I was totally in the dark as to the meaning, and when I first read this week’s Clinical Text from International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, I found how important these mesenchymes are in the development and health of the beta cells of the pancreas. What was even more exciting was to learn that these cells may hold the key to preserving and rejuvenating beta cells in Type 1 patients.
This would be especially good news for our patient in this week’s Disaster Averted.
Your partner in diabetes care,