Yep, it's a pill you take that allows the kidneys to secrete more sugar from your blood stream. A pill---that does not cure diabetes----that you have to take for the rest of your life---and this is what the FDA and the medical pharmaceutical companies have to offer us? No cures, just treatments. And what are the side effects of this new pill? Well Statins do not work on females and are causing serious side effects, yet doctors still prescribe these for women. This is the 21st century, lets get some real cures to the marketplace and stop playing the FDA grandmother's knitting factory board game. Could this pill possibly cause kidney damage?
Well Geron in it's infinite wisdom dropped all development of GRNIC1 which was on the way to replacing Pancreatic Islet Cells for Diabetes (albeit type 1). So the new game plan is to forget the hundreds of millions of dollars spent and invested by us idiot investors on stem cell treatments and just give up!
Key functional properties of GRNIC1 have been shown in studies using cell culture-based assays and animal models of diabetes. Results Include:
GRNIC1 has been shown to secrete insulin in response to glucose in cell-based assays.
GRNIC1 was shown to mature when transplanted into a rodent model and secrete insulin in response to elevated glucose levels.
GRNIC1 maintained normal glucose homeostasis in an rodent model of Type 1 diabetes.