Research offers pills instead of insulin for T2s

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    The impact of latest research from our Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology could make frequent insulin injections for sufferers of Type 2 diabetes a thing of the past.

    While one of the major challenges facing anyone with the condition is the need for frequent, self-administered, injections, this new research proposes an alternative treatment which could be taken in the form of a pill.

    The study ‘Unsaturated glycoceramides as molecular carriers for mucosal drug delivery of GLP-1’ , published recently in The Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society, is a collaborative project between the University of Bath’s Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology and researchers at Harvard Medical School.

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