The results of a study published in the scientific journal (PNAS) revealed that it is possible to replace patients with type 1 diabetes, with oral pills for the same purpose.

Having a disease means that the body’s immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin, which is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels.

It is worth noting that the lack of control and management of the disease would cause serious health complications.

Type 1 diabetes patients use insulin injections to control blood sugar levels, but this method is cumbersome and tiring for patients, so researchers resorted to looking for a method other than injections.

Researchers hope to develop oral medications for insulin, but the obstacle to this lies in the damage of the hormone insulin if it interacts with stomach acids, so they are now working on developing a cover for these oral pills to help prevent it from spoiling.

Recently, the researchers behind the current study were able to develop a complex oral pill, designed to protect insulin from intestinal acids and enzymes present in the small intestine.

This new oral medication will only break down in the small intestine, until it reaches the bloodstream.

The researchers reported that this oral drug is easy to prepare and will be more physically effective, as it can be stored for about two months at room temperature.

The researchers stressed that the next step now is to conduct scientific experiments on animals to confirm the effectiveness and safety of this drug.