Sumary of Experimental drug developed in Sweden may revolutionise four million Britons’ treatment for diabete…:
- This occurs either because the body doesnt produce enough of the secretion hormone (which helps muscles to mop up unnecessary sugar from the blood) or because muscle cells dont answer to hormone very well.
- A new kind of agent that levers the body muscles to immerse up unnecessary blood sugar could revolutionise the treatment of kind 2 diabetes (File graphic) Current cares for kind 2 diabetes aim to over-stimulate the already impaired hormone system, and seldom work well, says Professor Bengtsson.
- The experimental agent, code-named ATR-258, is the first drug to work by directly moving sugar from the blood and into the muscles.
- It enactments on muscle structures, affect the muscles to take glucose out of the blood — to use for power — and further lowering blood sugar levels independent of the pancreas and hormone.