Diabetes Cure Could Come From Lettuce, Researchers Say

A researcher at the University of Central Florida says he has created a strain of lettuce that actually creates insulin.

For people with diabetes, it could mean the end of insulin injections -- and the folks in the lab say it could even be a cure for diabetes.

Genetically-modified lettuce is being grown in a lab at UCF. A leaf is placed in a machine and then injected with the human gene for insulin, Daniell said.

Daniell first tested his insulin-producing lettuce on mice. He said by the end of the study, the diabetic mice had normal blood and urine sugar levels and their cells were producing normal levels of insulin after eight weeks of treatment.

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