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The new compound, which was shown to be effective in mice, automatically activates when blood sugar levels soar, and remains in circulation for up to 24 hours. In the future, patients could inject the insulin once a day, or even less frequently, overcoming the need for constant self-monitoring and insulin top-ups after meals.
Danny Chou, a chemical biologist who led the research at the University of Utah, said: “Diabetic patients still need to guess to some extent how much insulin they need. With this you would just inject it and it wouldn’t matter if you overshot because its activity would stop when glucose levels get too low.”
Taking too little insulin means blood sugar levels are consistently too high, which can lead to serious complications in the long term, such as blindness and nerve damage. “In theory, with this there would be none of these glucose problems,” said Dr Chou.
originally posted by: ATF1886
Exactly what i was thinking thats why the whole if you take to much youll be ok.... i dont trust that one too much a reply to: rickymouse