A new "probiotic pill" which contains live bacteria found in the human gut, could be the cure to diabetes. It would work by "rewiring" the body.
The new study suggests that it could radically reduce blood glucose levels from the pancreas to the upper intestine, the Daily Express reported.
AdvertisementIt is believed that this "rewiring" of the body could revolutionize treatment for diabetes - both Types 1 and 2 - and potentially one day offer the possibility of a cure. Lead researcher Professor John March said that if it worked, all people would have to do was to take the pill to control their diabetes.
Professor March said that probiotics are generally regarded as safe by the Food and Drug Administration, and were already available, people already took them, and they haven't had any adverse side effects.
The scientists are now preparing to take the exciting new discovery to the next stage by testing higher doses of the engineered probiotic in diabetic rats, and if successful, it could then be made into a pill for human use.
The study is published in the journal Diabetes.