Temporary Reversal of Diabetes Symptoms in Mice
Sounds too good to be true, right?
It kind of is… at least for now.
According to a study published in Nature, researchers injected a bunch of mice who had diet-induced diabetes with the protein FGF1 and found that it sent their blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days. It also reversed their insulin sensitivity.
The Salk Institute scientists noted that the injection did not cause any of the side effects associated with diabetes medications.
Could this protein injection help in the future treatment of diabetes in people?
Much more research is needed on this protein and its suitability in human trials, according to the study authors.