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New Insulin Discovered For Diabetic Patients
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.