OK, let me be clear from the outset, this info is the result of one study performed on mice…yes mice are a legitimate way to measure a hypothesis (often more reliable than humans because you can absolutely control what mice eat and drink), but as I’ve said before you should never base a judgement on just one study.
However, a recent study from the University of Utah Health Sciences has looked into a way to mitigate the risk of poor insulin dosing. There are some instances when diabetic patients may accidentally overdose or underdose on their insulin, and the burden of insulin dosing can be a heavy load on some diabetic’s lives. So researchers have apparently devised a novel form of creatine that is long- lasting and get this…self- activates when blood sugar levels are too high.
The tests show that mice injected with the so- called ‘smart’ insulin experienced controlled insulin levels for up to 14 hours. Incredibly the insulin re-acted to regulate blood sugar as the levels began to rise after eating etc.
Yes, this science is in its relative infancy, but the signs and prospects are very promising.
Danny Hung-Chieh Chou, Matthew J. Webber, Benjamin C. Tang, Amy B. Lin, Lavanya S. Thapa, David Deng, Jonathan V. Truong, Abel B. Cortinas, Robert Langer, Daniel G. Anderson. Glucose-responsive insulin activity by covalent modification with aliphatic phenylboronic acid conjugates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2015; 201424684 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424684112