Can Beta Cells Regenerate Naturally?

Neeru Bhatt*
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Neeru Bhatt, PhD. Email: [email protected]

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is common endocrine disorder affecting more than 150 million people globally. Despite continuing introduction of hypoglycemic drugs, it still is a major medical problem and successful treatment is of great interest Regeneration therapy is also being used and is certainly a worthwhile therapeutic goal with alluring possibilities to ameliorate diabetes and lessen its complications. Many scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to enhance a person’s natural ability to regenerate beta cells by using gene therapy, which involves delivering to the pancreas cellular factors known to enhance beta cell growth and regeneration. Various plant extracts and herbal biomolecules, due to their hypoglycemic effects, may offer similar degree of efficacy without many worrying side effects. Herbs and their bioactive compounds attenuate carbohydrate metabolism and hyperglycemia; improve pancreatic beta cell function and insulin secretion.

Keywords: Diabetes, Beta Cells, Regeneration, Plant Extract

Citation: Bhatt N.  Can Beta Cells regenerate naturally? Canad J Clin Nutr 2016; 4 (1): 63-73.