Insulin pills could spell end of painful jabs for diabetes

Proteins such as insulin are no match for the harsh, highly acidic environment of the stomach.
The biggest obstacle to delivering insulin orally is ushering it through the stomach intact.

Scientists have developed a new way of administering insulin orally that could prove to be a painless alternative to millions of diabetics worldwide who have to get injections to manage their blood-sugar levels.

The new oral method uses tiny vesicles that can deliver insulin where it needs to go without a shot, researchers said.

“We have developed a new technology called a Cholestosome. A Cholestosome is a neutral, lipid-based particle that is capable of doing some very interesting things,” said Mary McCourt from Niagara University in the US. Full Story