HARVARD RESEARCHERS MAKE HEADWAY WITH INSULIN PILL

Jun 26, 2018

By Jane Brown

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For decades, researchers have been trying to find a way to end sometimes painful, daily insulin injections and replace them with a pill.

The challenges to that goal come in the form of chemical obstacles in the intestines, the only place that they can work to lower your blood sugar.

But scientists at Harvard have developed a drug that may have potentially solved the problem.

They found that by combining insulin with choline and geranic acid, the resulting pill could survive that trip long enough to offer a long-lasting and significant decrease in blood sugar levels.

The pill, which can be stored for months at room temperature, is not yet ready for public distribution or use as further testing is needed.

You can read about the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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