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New Insulin Discovered For Diabetic Patients

Updated on October 10, 2012

Good days coming for insulin-dependent diabetic patients. Soon, they can lead a happy and enjoyable life without getting every day painful shots of insulin to keep the sugar levels under control and regular monitoring of glucose levels. Now a days the effect of insulin shots gives a maximum of one day blood glucose level control.

A team of Indian scientists at the National Institute of Immunology, has developed a new single shot of insulin which could keep the sugar levels under control for more than a few months. That means, by the new magic technology it may be possible for patients to take a dose of insulin once in four or five months.

India is one of the leading in number of diabetic patients. The trials and experiments done by the scientists in mices and rabbits had shown that one shot of insulin was enough to keep the level of insulin in in their bodies for four months. This discovery is going to be a great relief to about around 45 million diabetic patients in India.

The most interesting thing about this new technique is the absence of any chemical additives in this new formula. 2 million rupees and 2 years have been spent for this super formula by the team. They have basically used the principles of protein folding to harness the inherent aggregative property of insulin molecules to generate a form that exhibited a controlled and sustained release of the molecules over long periods. This kind of insulin release is found to effective not only controlling the blood glucose levels after the meals but also the early morning fall of blood glucose levels.

This multi-million dollar technology has been transferred to U.S based company for detailed clinical trials and development. After further trials including human trials and official formalities the insulin could be available in markets in about six years.

A major problem of diabetes management now a days is the problem of multiple injections every day and the fear of pricking oneself each and every time. This is leading factor which promotes the patients to miss the shots which leads to a lot of diseases like diabetic cardiopathy, nephropathy and cataract.

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      HUSSAIN C.K 

      5 years ago

      I am a type 2 diabetes patient

      I want to lerne more

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR

      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      @sweetie1 Yes read in an article about that huge project which was expected to launch in 2011, failed to clear in a 3rd stage trial. We will wait for more findings in the future. Thanks for your visit and read.

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      sweetie1 

      6 years ago from India

      Biocon.Ltd was doing a research on making oral insulin but unfortunately the trials failed in third stage or we would have had oral insulin which would have changed the way the diabetes is being treated around the world.

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR

      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      @ Vellur Thanks for your support and comment. I appreciate it.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      This is wonderful news, thanks for sharing.

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      venky@0106 

      6 years ago

      its a great news and plz try to release early ...................

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      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      @susanm23b Yes it is really a great news to the whole world. We hope the new insulin will be available on markets earlier than expected. Thanks for your comment and vote.

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      susanm23b 

      6 years ago

      It's great to know that something new may be out there for diabetes. As a parent of a child with Type 1, this is an extremely important issue for me. Voted up!

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      dinkan53 

      6 years ago from India

      @kelleyward we will hope for new findings to fight against diabetes in future. thanks for finding time to comment.

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      kelleyward 

      6 years ago

      I remember hearing about this in the future. It's nice to know that more research studies are being conducted to fight type 1 diabetes!

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      dinkan53 

      7 years ago from India

      Dear Usman, be an optimist and we will hope for the best.

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      Usman Sunday 

      7 years ago

      More greatings to there research muscle, but how sure are we that it will come to pass according to there statement ?

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      dinkan53 

      7 years ago from India

      thanks Lita for your comment. May be you read that article a few years back. any way we will pray for the fast marketing of that magic medicine.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      I think I've come across a similar new technology for diabetes in Readers' Digest, but it says it will be in the market after 10 years from now as it is still in the experimenting stage. This other news from you proves that there is future for diabetics who are in need of support in controlling their BG. Thank you.

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      panomaran 

      8 years ago

      good for diabetics. this will be incredibly useful for those who suffering from insulin dependent diabetes

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      Kamran100 

      8 years ago

      good information~

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR

      dinkan53 

      8 years ago from India

      Dear hospitalera, all the leading news papers are not going to publish the same wrong thing. These news is published only in India i think so, and as soon as i got the information, i published it through HubPages to pass the information to more peoples. The technology has been only given for further experiments and i think the institute will publish it as soon as they will get the exact results and we will wait for that.

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      hospitalera 

      8 years ago

      Dear dinkan53,

      As I said, all of the articles use the same words you also used in your hub and I couldn't find the original source of this news. Did the National Institute of Immunology publish something? Or is it only press hype. I hope you know that not all what is printed in a newspaper is true, SY

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      dinkan53 

      8 years ago from India

      Dear hospitalera, the news is not only in the internet, it has come out(not a single press release) in all leading newspapers of India. The new formula is checked only in mices and rabbits. It has been given for further studies and the news will be surely come on medical issues in coming days.

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      hospitalera 

      8 years ago

      @dinkan53

      I am a nurse and I have therefore a good knowledge about physiology plus I worked for years with diabetics. The claim "single shot of insulin which could keep the sugar levels under control for more than a few months." sounds like absolute rubbish to me. Please, either state your source or revise your article, publishing misleading information is highly unethical in my eyes, especially when it comes to medical issues like diabetes. BTW, I did several searches in Google, but could find nothing to back your claim up. What I found was always the same article re-written and regurgitated, presumably the same article or press release that you used also to write (or should I say copy) your hub with. Despite an intensive search I couldn't find any study or article published in a medical journal that backs the information you published here in this hub. SY

    • dinkan53 profile imageAUTHOR

      dinkan53 

      8 years ago from India

      hello hospitalera, you can check it on newspapers or just searching on internet.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I have been diabetic for many years and am able to control it with exercise, diet and pills. However one really never knows when it might get worse so it is good to know about new things that might be available.

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      hospitalera 

      8 years ago

      Excuse me, do you have any source, backup for this claim? I mean were did you get your information from? SY

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