Preventing Diabetes Damage: Zinc's Effects On A Kinky, Two-Faced CohortIn type 2 diabetes, a protein called amylin forms dense clumps that shut down insulin-producing cells, wreaking havoc on the control of blood sugar. But zinc has a knack for preventing amylin from misbehaving. Recent research at the University of Michigan offers new details about how zinc performs this "security guard" function.
UM Study: 'Security Guard' Zinc Off Duty In Diabetes