New Type II Diabetes Drug

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 13:15

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have discovered a drug that shuts down a liver protein that controls the production of glucose, resulting in lowering the level of blood sugar. The drug has been tested on mice only so far and it is hoped that it can be a treatment for type 2 diabetes.

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According to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), type 2 diabetes drugs so far have been focused on trying to make the body more sensitive towards insulin, while this is the first research to suggest a treatment for type 2 diabetes by slowing the production of glucose.

"We think this strategy could lead to more effective drugs for type 2 diabetes," said Professor Finck, associate professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science. "A drug that shuts down glucose production has the potential to help millions of people affected by the most common form of diabetes," he added.

In addition to type 2 diabetes, researchers believe that controlling the production of glucose may also help patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver, a common disease in people with obesity.

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