Could a single injection stop diabetes?

A new study suggests that there may be an injection that could stop diabetes. In 2012 Professor Ronald M. Evans and his colleagues discovered that mice lacked the FGF1 protein when they were on a high-fat diet: these mice had also developed diabetes. This recent study consisted of researchers injecting the FGF1 protein into mice and they found out that the FGF1 protein allowed for the mice’s blood sugar to return to normal for over two days. Researchers are very optimistic that injections of the FGF1 protein will help stop type 2 diabetes in humans as well. Upcoming projects include conducting trails of this injection in humans.

Contributing Author: Rosevine Azap

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