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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Diabetes: when sweet turns sour

published on 14.11.2007

Diabetes is a disease that affects more than 400,000 people in Catalonia. But this disease does not usually show signs until it is advanced . “Quèquicom” provides the key to whether you should go to the doctor. Led by specialists like Dr. Anna Novials, the Sarda Foundation, or Ramon Gomis, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona,”Quèquicom” explains what types of diabetes exist, what treatments, and opens the hopes on the research of stem cells. The reporter Pere Renom follows the lives of some patients like a television producer or a university professor who practice mountaineering in the Himalayas. The program also visits a crop of stevia, a plant with plenty of capacity for sweetening, that some diabetics seen as a hope for cure. “Quèquicom” sees what is the potential and limitations of this plant. The presenter Toni Mestres explains how insulin is involved in regulating the level of blood sugar.


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