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Brain stimulation in diabetes treatment effective: Study

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Health Desk-- 24 June, 2018: Stimulating a specific part of the brain can increase dopamine activity and help insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers have said.

They said stimulating a specific part of the brain can increase dopamine activity and help insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes.

While type 2 diabetes has always been treated through changes in lifestyle habits and medications, a treatment using the brain may provide additional help to improve blood sugar levels.

While treating a 53-year-old man with obsessive compulsive disorder by stimulating his brain tissue via implanted electrodes, a team of Dutch doctors stumbled upon this potential treatment for type 2 diabetes, a condition that plagues over 400 million people worldwide.