Capsule that can replace insulin injections for patients with type II diabetes

Капсула, способная заменить инъекции инсулина для больных диабетом второго типа

Scientists from the US have invented a capsule that delivers insulin into the body of a diabetic oral.

Daily injections through the skin will be replaced with hard tablets that will take the same insulin dose to the stomach wall, where it will enter the body via painless micro-injections.

The capsule is made from a biodegradable polymer and stainless steel components. After the release all of the drug, it is easily excreted from the body, explain the authors.

This drug Langer and his team tested on pigs, used 2 different versions of such capsules. At the time of testing it was revealed that one such nanocapsule delivers about 5 mg of insulin in organism, this is comparable to the dose required for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes type 2 diabetes – a disease in which there is a violation of the relationship of insulin to the tissue cells and developed hyperglycemia, which is characterized by high glucose content in the blood serum. The person has muscle weakness, dry mouth, itching and many other symptoms.

To avoid further development of the disease it is necessary to conduct insulin injections several times a day. New technology can replace this process in the normal capsule is taken inside.

From the words of the scientists, their discovery already interested in many of the leading pharmaceutical companies. Is a colossal work to create a modern and more versatile version of similar nanocapsule.

Soon it is planned to conduct clinical trials.

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