Remote Control Device Could Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Iowa built a remote control to manage diabetes. Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) for relatively short periods reduces blood sugar and normalizes the body’s response to insulin. The effects are long-lasting, opening the possibility of an EMF therapy that can be applied during sleep to manage diabetes all day.

EMFs changes the balance of oxidants and antioxidants in the liver. The body’s response to insulin is improved. Small reactive molecules seem to function as magnetic antennae.

They tested on human liver cells with EMFs for six hours and showed that a surrogate marker for insulin sensitivity improved significantly. It appears the EMFs may also produce the same anti-diabetic effect in humans. They will now do work on larger animals.

They have a startup company called Geminii Health to commercial this work and

Oxidation-reduction reactions (redox) are a type of chemical reaction that involves a transfer of electrons. Bad redox signaling is a root cause of chronic metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes (T2D). Previous attempts to fix systemic redox homeostasis have mostly failed. A new noninvasive, sustained approach could enable long-term control of redox signaling for the treatment of T2D.

Static magnetic and electric fields (sBE) noninvasively modulate the systemic GSH-to-GSSG redox couple to promote a healthier systemic redox environment that is reducing. In mice, the static fields have reduced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in as few as 3 days with no observed adverse effects. Redox-modulation could be a noninvasive treatment of type 2 diabetes and potentially other redox-related diseases.

Many patients with type 2 diabetes fail regular treatment and have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

There is still a lot of work to confirm and prove and understand the treatment in animals and then in humans.

SOURCES- Journal Cell Metabolism, University of Iowa
Written By Brian Wang,

35 thoughts on “Remote Control Device Could Manage Type 2 Diabetes”

  1. It may depend on how much is out of pocket. In the US there are still a lot of people with no health insurance. It may also depend on how effective the industry is at manipulating the public into thinking that DIY versions are dangerous, and how easy these things are to make. It may not be tennis ball and pocket knife easy.

  2. I spent some years working for a company that made medical devices that were originally prototyped by small modifications to vacuum cleaners.

    You could hack together a working example in less than an hour from less than $50 worth of stuff, less than half an hour if you chose the right vacuum cleaner to begin with.

    And I've no doubt, some people did. But literally billions of dollars worth of the professionally made ones are still sold every year, with a strong growth market.

    As cool as medical device hacking is, 95% of the population will not do it. And the more the machine is affecting their internal organs, the more cautious people will be.

  3. Induction stoves make pulsing magnetic fields, this work says they specifically require a fixed field.

    So an ordinary, high strength, permanent magnet would do.

  4. Thanks for pointing it out and reading the material. I did notice that but the comment was more about what influence the general EM environment has on us. Layman here, but the fact that these guys use a static field makes me think that actually the magnetic component is involved in the issues discussed in those other papers.

  5. Modest issues. You are unlikely to be able to make most medications at home, but this looks quite hackable. As soon as the patent is published, anyone into electronics could make their own. Also suggests black market versions.
    In the U.S., at least, people were putting tennis balls on their walkers, because the actual feet were at rip off prices…and did not even work as well. The actual ones had the sole redeeming virtue of not making the walker look ridiculous.

  6. Would an induction stove do the same thing? Well, they turn off if there is no metal on them, but they make a powerful field. If the field is correct, I suppose you could disassemble one of those stoves and turn it on next to your pancreas? Maybe in the back of a favorite seat, or in your mattress? I am not suggesting for anyone to do this. I am just wondering out loud. I see them as cheap as $38 at Amazon:

  7. Hrm, I wonder if this has implications for RF based diabetes monitoring, such as was suggested for using Google's Soli radar chip. If wiggling blood oxidants is bad, using a penetrating RF sensor may make it worse?

  8. Note that the first study was mobile phone base station RF EMF, and the second was poor frequency controlled general electricity (AC) EMF, so both are not static fields per se.

    Though it may suggest that these RF fields may be wiggling blood oxidants in a bad way.

  9. assuming direct targeting of the liver isn't necessary (there is some implication that affecting the spin states of the blood oxidants is enough), possibly, though the experiment was at 100x earth magnetic field strength.

  10. Mag field alone had a negative effect, so yeah, you need a static EMF field. It appears they stuck the whole animal in the solenoid, so it isn't clear if the field must target the liver, or can be applied as a cuff, either to an arm/leg, or as a neck band.

    Also they tested at 100x earth magnetic field, so if they can get away with dialing it down some, it might be possible to make a flexible belt/corset that wraps the torso to target the liver.

  11. There's just as much money in medical devices as there is in drugs and surgery. The medical industry as a whole isn't threatened at all.
    Now the drug companies, they might be concerned. Except for all the ones that make medical devices too.

  12. Your conspiracy theory needs more work.
    The medical establishment isn't threatened by a dietary solution to diabetes. They have had zero problem with a dietary solution for obesity, heart disease, and dozens of other chronic problems.
    Because they know full well that 95% of the people who got themselves into that state are never going to diet and/or exercise themselves out of that state.
    Also, your theory proves too much. If the conspiracy is in favour of lifestyles that cause chronic disease, then how did they let past all those studies, findings, reports and eventually outright laws against smoking?

  13. You are wrong! If you really are a medical doctor, you ought know that, whether or not it is true that type 2 diabetes can be either reversed or successfully treated by diet, the medical establishment would never allow a proper clinical trial of the hypothesis.

    On the other hand, there are plenty of reports from individual medical doctors that they routinely guide type 2 diabetes patients to control their condition using low-carb diets of various sorts. Not everyone is able to follow a proper low-carb diet (after all, many people are effectively addicted to some kinds of carbs), so nobody claims a low-carb diet works for everyone, but the many successes do show that there really is something about low-carb diets worth investigating. People with type 2 diabetes should be encouraged to try low-carb diets — they are unlikely to be harmed by trying, and might very well benefit.

  14. Dr Jason Fung as done some very promising research into type 2 management through diet. He has several interviews on YouTube.

  15. Ummm… why are they sporting UFO-themed t-shirts? In the uni's website the pic is larger and includes a third – older – guy dressed in the same spirit.

  16. Just a simple timer that opens the fridge only at certain short periods and prevents out of mealtime snacks could work wonders as well.

  17. To paraphrase one of the sentences it might be said that reactive molecules seem to function as reactive molecules; a truism. Could you have expected anything else?

  18. Look for books by Dr. Robert O Becker. He is way ahead of you by decades, Brian. Look for The Body Electric, and Cross Currents: the perils of electro pollution and the promise of electro medicine. He also has added some more to that.

  19. There is evidence that Type 2 Diabetes is caused by a reaction to a superantigen of Staph:
    Not easily tested, as you can't expose people to large amounts of the superantigen and see if it causes Diabetes. This is where many such theories are stuck that suggest a causal relationship to a pathogen.
    Though, I strongly suspect there is a genetic component, related to the immune system, aspects of the skin, or simply an increased likelihood for obesity, or any combination thereof. More routine basic testing for staph and perhaps prescribing things to kill it on the skin, even if there is no obvious infections, might revel more.
    The obesity epidemic, in my opinion, itself is likely caused by Ad5, 36, and 37. Obesity really did spread just like a virus all over the World. Many people have been following the health advise given to prevent obesity and poor health in the US. Soda consumption is way down from the 1970s, chicken and fish consumption are way up. Exercise is up…except in the schools.–health-club-memberships/

  20. I skimmed the study. If this works out, there will be an economic recession of the medical industrial complex. Since it is not drug, or surgery based expect the medical establishment to fight it.
    It seems the fields must be static, and you need a B(magnetic)field, and an E(electric) field oriented 90 degrees apart. This is what you get when a B, or E field is varied, there is the other type induced perpendicular to the first. Check Maxwell's second law if you don't believe me. This would be very convenient if varying fields will work. You could have a hollow solenoid around your chest, and run an AC current through it.
    Otherwise, you'll need one apparatus to give a B field, and be between positively, and negatively charged conductors to create the E field. You'd be the dielectric inside a capacitor!

  21. Based on the size of the solenoid the guy is holding, you need a strong field to make a difference. I'm thinking something like a fly fishing vest with cobalt-samarium magnets sewn in with all the poles pointed at my liver, north inward in front, and south inward in the back.

  22. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed if the patient has higher than normal blood sugar, but can produce insulin. These are symptoms, not causes.
    In reality T2D it is more than one disease, or if you prefer has more than one cause. It can be induced by diet, genetic, and perhaps can have other origins. Compounds that plasticize polymers are suspected of playing a role for some cases.
    I've had my genome partially sequenced by nebula genomics, and according to one recent multifactorial study, I'm in the 99th percentile for genetic risk of diabetes.
    I probably eat in the range of 5 to 10 grams of digestible carbohydrates a day, mostly in fruit, but still require twice daily metformin hydrochloride, and glipizide to control my blood sugar. People are amazed when they learn that I am diabetic because I'm not "fat", or a couch potato.
    I actually envy the obese T2D "victims", that have the ability to end their disease if they want to badly enough. I even tried cyclical fasting for 8 cycles over 9 months, but it made little difference in my blood sugar, except for the fasting periods. It did however cure my osteoarthritis, something western medicine can't do.

  23. Wrong! Type 2 diabetes is caused – most often but not always – by poor lifestyle choices, but it can not be reversed once established with diet. If you disagree please point to the medical journal that publishes this miracle through diet cure.

    Dr. Maughan.

  24. Charge your phone and your insulin sensitivity at the same time? Sold! Might as well add wi-fi and bluetooth.

  25. The cause of Diabetes 2 is food choices. The solution to Diabetes 2 is food choices. Diabetes 2 is completely reversible with food choices alone. Of course, if you can sugar, I mean sucker people into handing over their cash, I guess you can also pay the ads, I mean fund studies in well respected scientific papers, to claim that the solution that costs money is better than the natural solution which does not cost money.

  26. Or try a low carb and/or keto diet and possibly stave off the disease entirely. Admittedly, keto is hard to do so I tend to fluctuate from day to day. One day below 50 grams of carbs. The next day between 50-75. Cheat on Saturdays and eat whatever.

    Type 2 diabetes runs in my family. Both my dad and grandfather got it in their early 50s. Grandad died from it. Dad is still kicking. I've been doing low carb/keto for about 5 years. Am 52. Still no signs of the disease.


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