The results published in the journal Stem Cell Reports showed that the combination therapy helped mice to keep their blood sugar in check, even after ingesting a sugary meal.
For the study, the researchers simulated Type 2 diabetes in mice by putting them on a high-fat, high-calorie diet for several weeks. Kieffer's team then surgically implanted pancreatic-like cells that had been grown in the laboratory from human stem cells. Mice that received a combination of the cells with one of the diabetes drugs became as "glucose tolerant" as the healthy mice, meaning they were able to keep their blood sugar in check.

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