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Diabetics pill hope

13th September 2007

Researchers claims that people with diabetes could soon be able to take a pill to control their condition instead of injections.

A team of experts at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen found that insulin can be covered by a coating, which means it could eventually be taken orally. Currently, the drug has to be injected so it is not broken down before it reaches the bloodstream but a pill would be welcome to sufferers who have a fear of needles. The research was presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester.

 

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