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Diabetes: Peripheral nerve modulation to treat metabolic disease

Diabetes mellitus therapies aim to reduce disease complications, such as nephropathy, by achieving long-term blood glucose regulation, but actually doing so is difficult. A recent study by Sacramento and colleagues has applied electronic modulation of nerve activity in rodents as an approach to treat diabetes mellitus.

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S.A.S. is supported by NIH (MH105941 and 1R01NS097184), American Diabetes Association (ADA #1-17-ACE-31), Einstein-Mt. Sinai Diabetes Research Center Pilot and Feasibility award (P30DK020541) and Alexander and Alexandrine Sinsheimer Scholar Award.

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  1. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.

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Correspondence to Sarah A. Stanley.