Researchers Discover Insulin That Doesn’t Need Refrigeration

Type 1 & Type 2 on insulin

A new revoluntionary insulin type that does not need to be refrigerated could be on available in the future to help diabetics who live in remote areas or enjoy outdoor activities. Researchers in Melbourne, Australia say they have created a new type of insulin that does not need to be refrigerated, according to an article from ABC News. This development could be particularly useful for people with diabetes living in remote areas or those simply venturing out into nature.

The researchers say they are able to change unstable aspects of insulin’s molecular structure with more stable carbon-based bridges. However, they note that it could take at least a decade before the drug is available for sale. It was not clear whether that time estimate was for the insulin to become available in that country or in the U.S.

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