There are 400 million diabetes sufferers in the world. Most of them are hanging on for a cure of some description from the medical world. I have no doubt that in my lifetime we will see a cure for diabetes. Until then we continue to see progress that brings us ever closer including a new natural cure for type 1 diabetes which comes in the form of a probiotic pill that contains live bacteria.
It is said that this new natural cure for type 1 diabetes (and type 2 diabetes for that matter) contains natural live bacteria that radically reduces blood sugar levels.
The pill that is considered a natural cure for diabetes, contains common live bacteria found in the human gut called Lactobacillus. Lactobacillus is a probiotic often used to prevent and treat diarrhoea, as well as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and some skin disorders. Interestingly doctors have found that it also radically reduced diabetic blood sugar levels too.
The 90 day experiment
Recently researchers engineered a modified probiotic pill and gave it to a group of diabetics over the course of 90 days. They then monitored its effect on blood sugar levels and compared the outcomes with diabetics that did not receive the pill. The researchers found that the diabetics who received the probiotic pill had blood glucose levels up to 30% lower that those who did not receive it.
Interestingly the team found that the pill appeared to convert the people’s sugar in the upper intestinal cells as opposed to the pancreatic cells, which healthy people secrete insulin from to regulate blood glucose levels. It is believed that this “rewiring” of the body could revolutionise treatment for diabetes and one day offer a cure.
Scientists envisage that one day in the not too distant future diabetics could just take the pill without having to do anything else to control their diabetes. More likely though, the pill will be used in conjunction with some other treatment
There is even better news
One of the best things about this new pill is that is already regarded as safe by the Food and Drug Administration. This means that the time delay of getting this drug to market has been removed as it is already available. People that take this pill for other conditions such as diarrhoea report no adverse side effects. Obviously the pill needs to be engineered somewhat to cater specifically to diabetics.
There is a lot of exciting exciting diabetes breakthroughs happening at the moment. The beauty of this pill is that it is more or less available right now. Overall, I believe it is only a matter of time before we are done with the old method of finger prick and blood testing and dealing with needles. Please continue to follow my blog for all the latest updates, whether it is another new natural cure for type 1 diabetes or some more sophisticated technology.
Please read my other articles on the latest breakthroughs on diabetes including the new blood sugar patch and also the bacteria-killing protein . You may also be interested in an article about artificial pancreas treatment which has shown a lot of promise.
Please leave me a comment below if you have tried or would like to try any of these exciting new treatments.