Collagen, the natural body protein used in radiofrequency therapies like TempSure Envi, may have promising potential as a treatment for diabetes, according to a new study.
By injecting mice afflicted with diabetes with a collagen solution containing pancreatic cells, research scientists from Purdue University were able to achieve normal glucose levels in the animals.
It’s still early, but the results have been promising so far. The findings were the first minimally invasive treatment to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days, Forbes reported.
The Diabetes Connection in People and Dogs
The scientists next plan to team up with Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine to do a similar study on dogs.
Diabetes affects dogs and humans similarly, so the findings could hold promise for people.
“We plan to account for differences from mouse to human by helping dogs first. This way, the dogs can inform us on how well the treatment might work in humans,” Clarissa Hernandez Stephens, first author on the research, told Forbes.
Could Photorejuvenation One Day Treat Diabetes?
As a potential alternative to invasive needle injections, diabetes patients may one day be able to benefit from collagen injections, or who knows, a radiofrequency therapy similar to TempSure Envi.
“There is never a vacation from the constant balancing act to stay alive,” Kelly Prinkey-Krupinski, a 48-year old diabetes patient, told Forbes. “It scares me to think of a time when I can’t obtain the insulin that I must take 24-7. I would pray that there will be a cure in my lifetime.”
The Proven Benefits of Photorejuvenation to Treat Aging
TempSure Envi has been found to be highly effective at promoting collagen to tighten skin, smooth fine lines and “crow’s feet”, and help to treat the natural effects of aging. It uses non-invasive heat therapy to rejuvenate the body’s natural ability to produce collagen, which diminishes as we age.
Many of our Cincinnati patients liken the photorejuvenation therapy to a hot stone massage, relaxing, comfortable, and highly therapeutic. Treatments generally take 30 minutes to an hour. Patients can return to normal life and work immediately, even if the treatments were performed during their lunch hour. Generally, several treatments are recommended, depending on the specific recommendations of your doctor.
You can read more about the Purdue University’s collagen treatment and diabetes findings in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism.