Animal Research Minute – New Treatments for Diabetes

Could better diabetes drugs be on the horizon?

Well, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Scripps Research Institute have created
new diabetes drugs that seem to treat diabetes without the dangerous side effects some of the current
diabetes medications carry. They developed the drugs by studying mice with the mouse-version of
diabetes. One of the new drugs kept diabetes symptoms under control in mice without triggering
weight gain or fluid retention – potential side effects of some current diabetes treatments. This research
could lead to safer medications for Type 2 diabetes, which affects more than 25 million children and
adults in the United States.

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