Have You Read This? - New Insulin Pill Possible

By RachelChavez Latest Reply 2013-12-30 04:38:25 -0600
Started 2013-12-19 12:04:04 -0600

We came across an article about a company that believes they have made a breakthrough in developing a functioning insulin pill (read the article here - http://bit.ly/1fpJtvB). The article states that scientists have been trying to develop an insulin pill since the 1930's but because the stomach acids digest the enzyme of the insulin before it could be absorbed into the bloodstream, the project was 'left for dead'. However this new company believes they have found the answer. If they can make an insulin pill, how would that change your life? Would you be more willing and able to take your insulin when needed? Would you be less scared to start an insulin treatment if it was prescribed to you? We would love to hear your thoughts!

5 replies

jigsaw 2013-12-20 09:07:08 -0600 Report

No more needles, no more black and blues, just pop a pill, and the unpleasantness becomes nil! I would definitely like it. I just read an article about a new test that is being developed to test blood glucose with saliva also! Eliminates pricking the fingers.
Maybe it will all become a reality for all of us soon. I think it would defintely be amazing for children that have diabetes and a relief for their parents.

steph86 2013-12-19 21:19:28 -0600 Report

Im type 1 and im obviously on injections id deff give it a try ive been diabetic for 7 years looking back now i sadly forgot what a life is without injections and diabetes

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al agnew 2013-12-19 14:32:20 -0600 Report

I'm a type 2,my doctor may switch me from oral medication to insulin. I hate needles so I would love a insulin pill.