We know a normal sugar level is less than 100 mg/dl after not having dieted at least for 8 hours. After 2 hours of having food, it must be 140 mg/dl. Before having a meal, it should be 70 to 80 mg/dl. Some people have maybe 60 in the normal case, or some may have 90 mg/dl.
When any person has diabetes, we know that blood sugar level tends to usually be high. And this may cause harm your body and cause other problems like kidney failure, heart problems, etc.
Rather than that, I have one good piece of news for you.
Physicists from a small Israeli company called Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently revealed about new insulin. This new insulin pill can favorably decrease night-time blood glucose levels in 180 patients with type 2 diabetes (a never-ending condition that affects how the body processes blood sugar.)
Earlier this, it was considered that insulin wouldn’t continue to live the stomach’s digestive juices. And therefore, it was dependent on insulin injections because it couldn’t transfer orally.
But now, for the first time, this new research proves that insulin tablets could work by giving the right dose. These new insulin pills have the potential that it can replace injections for patients who have type 2 diabetes.
Nadav Kidron, chief executive of Oramed said, “It’s been a long trip, but it’s finally at that point, it’s beyond a doubt, the oral insulin works.”
Working of Insulin pill
It uses a secure coating and a high enough dose of insulin. It can get ruined in the digestive area and will still transfer an advantageous amount of hormone towards the bloodstream. Due to beta cells in type 2 diabetic patient’s pancreas are slowly blocking, creating enough insulin following meal struggle to manage their own blood glucose levels.
Right now, near about 90 percent of the nearly 400 million people with diabetes in worldwide have type 2 diabetes. Many of them have confidence in injections to prevent dangerously high blood sugar levels.
On a 28th day trial, physicians took 180 patients who have type 2 diabetes. They were no longer responding sufficiently to metformin (first-line medication given to people when diagnosed with the condition.)
Before going to bed, the insulin pill was given to them- it is called ORMD 0801 or a placebo. As a result, their glucose/sugar level suddenly came into control.
Compared to the placebo group, the result of oral insulin given to those people came out as nearly 6.5 percent ungenerous nighttime glucose degradation. Without any issues with blood sugar levels draining too low, no harmful severe side effects were reported with hypoglycemia.
Here are the Results of trial
Oramed said it’s too quick to start phase III clinical trials as expected. But, if the results are positive, the physicians will definitely have an alternative to insulin injections. If this safe and effective oral insulin gets approved, it could become a multi-billion dollar product.
The researchers believe that this insulin pill may actually become better for patients as they act as a pathway of natural insulin. It goes directly to the liver once; it’s created before being distributed through the blood vessel.
Miriam Kidron, the medical doctor who’s leading some of the trials, said, “If you inject insulin, it goes straight into the bloodstream, bypassing the liver which also needs insulin. The beauty of this pill is that it mimics the natural production of insulin by delivering insulin to the liver.”
The hopeful outcome for type 2 diabetics, there is still no word as yet on. It whether something congruent, which will work for patients with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks patients’ beta cells. Due to this, their blood sugar level does not remain constant as it rises and falls randomly.
And it is not as simple as just needing to pop the pill to lower blood sugar levels.
Besides avoiding injections, the main attraction of this insulting pill is that it may come closer to the way of natural insulin created in the pancreas and goes directly to the liver.