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It is now time for Sunday house Colin joining us this morning as he always does -- David somebody vice chairman of the department of urology -- robotics at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
And doctor Marc Siegel associate professor of medicine at NYU's Lendl medical center.
After -- is -- sold the author of the book the -- pulse unlocking the secret code.
-- sickness and health and we're gonna unlock a lot of secrets about health this morning good morning or actually already producing.
Let's first start with -- a major breakthrough they say in dealing with the treatment of diabetes.
Medicines that may be able to stabilize insulin levels with out.
Those daily injections stuck in Somalia this is just amazing for diabetics you've got to do that every day what does this mean -- what -- -- pretend.
Can you imagine you know just treating yourself without any kind of rejections so we desperately need some kind of cure.
-- -- to control diabetes 200 billion dollar goes into this over thirty million people are affected by this.
In this particular us on the household over the last year we have covered it.
Topics such as pancreatic transplant pancreatic pacemakers.
Recently -- stem cell research from -- has come home with some wonderful.
Beta peptides which would produce insulin for type one juvenile diabetes which is going to change.
The whole field a lot of novel into this coming in this particular one is of interest to me because they're talking about nano particles.
What is it exactly -- our smallest.
Particles that become look at -- -- You rejected under the skin that network of his -- -- particles will get into your blood.
And it's sensitive to detect the sugar in your level and somehow through some enzymes.
When the sugar goes up these bubbles that has insulating the -- would burst.
And now you have -- -- -- insulating your system so -- almost that we're putting it kind of ruled his pancreas inside your body now.
That's going to change the way we practice medicine because instead of checking your sticking yourself to get the blood.
To check your sugar injecting yourself with it's only three times now you can go on for a week to ten days -- Weed out any objections or anything I can really revolutionize.
The whole field right now it's in -- But we're hoping and he will most likely will come to clinical atrocity for -- -- It's always in my stimulus -- at the mice one bullet be available -- humans.
Erica that's always the question -- -- and I think in this case it's going to be within the next couple years I think we're getting close to this.
More than 10% of Americans have diabetes that number may double over the next couple decades so we -- huge incentive for getting this right.
-- and understand what we do now we guessed and other words we say okay let's check the sugar now let's give some insulin let's check your sugar let's give a pill.
We're approximating what the pancreas does in this case because -- nano technology which David loves and we've talked a lot about on this show.
You know microscopic particles will sense the sugar going up and has he just -- release the -- In mice that they tested this song they give an injection -- these particles they lasted ten days before you had to replace -- so -- -- daily insulin shots.
Will become obsolete and you end up with a weekly injection and I think that the technology is there I think that this will work -- people.
And I think this is -- nano technology will be useful for other things like cancer treatments have.
Many more things than just diabetes this is already almost there it's what we try to do in an insulin pump with pregnant women where we try to get just the right amount of insulin in there.
It's very hard to approximate what what the paper's -- is great news but still a couple of years away so we'll have to see.
-- -- the potential for this is tremendous because if you can be extended to ten days.
Once the -- one of -- goes you may even be able to extend two weeks -- revolutionary thing you know out of diabetes and obesity is a big cause so what can also watch her diet and exercise right that's right ours is called Smart technology David also has Smart technology with a with a robot well -- Your -- are Smart you wouldn't be here.
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