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Insulin pill might one day make treating diabetes a little less painful

 1 year ago       137 Views

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way for diabetics to administer insulin orally, potentially doing away with the need for painful daily needle pokes in the near future.

The new delivery method comes in the form of a blueberry-sized pill. Once it’s swallowed, it is able to align itself on the tissue of the gastrointestinal tract and deploy a tiny needle, known as a “millipost,” which delivers the insulin, according to a report published in Science.


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