Blood sugar measurements and insulin injections are routine for diabetes patients. Image: Pixabay
New compound to treat Type 2 diabetes

Chemists have designed a compound that stimulates insulin release from the pancreas to lower blood sugar levels in diabetes Type 2 patients, but without causing side effects. Side effects, such as nausea, are brought about by the effects of current drugs in the brain. However, by chemically modifying a current drug, the new compound cannot enter the brain, thus eliminating side effects, yet preserving its stimulatory action on insulin release. Removal of side effects would motivate patients to continue their treatment.

Read the full story: Syracuse University
Scientific publication: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism