insular hypothesis

in·su·lar hy·poth·e·sis

obsolete theory that diabetes mellitus results from destruction or loss of function of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.
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Fukuyama, however, is calm and consistent, gracefully dedicated to testing his insular hypothesis under idealized, almost laboratory conditions.