IR­ISH DI­A­BETES WON­DER PILL TO BOOST PA­TIENTS

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Irish Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY LYNNE KELLEHER

leap to say I’m on them for life. If we could have a rapid-act­ing tablet for meal­times that would be an achieve­ment – the ul­ti­mate would be to avoid in­jec­tions, where we give tablets for long-act­ing in­sulin.” Prof Bray­den said nano-tech­nol­ogy – put­ting tiny par­ti­cles in a tablet – means medicine can go di­rectly into the gut wall. He ex­plained: “In­jec­tions of in­sulin mean or­gans out­side the liver, its in­tended tar­get, will get high con­cen­tra­tions they don’t need. “This will lead to side ef­fects such as weight gain and other un­de­sir­able events Prof Bray­den

Car sunk in mud in Jor­dan cap­i­tal later in life.” The doc­u­men­tary is part of a joint pro­gramme from NUI Gal­way’s CURAM Cen­tre for Re­search in Med­i­cal De­vices and the Gal­way Film Cen­tre pro­gramme.

Suvi Cof­fey, the Dublin mother of tod­dler Rosie, tells the doc­u­men­tary she won’t let Type 1 di­a­betes af­fect her daugh­ter’s life.

She said: “Her life will be the same as any other child and as she goes on I think she will be stronger and a lit­tle bit more re­silient. She is an amaz­ing, in­cred­i­ble, strong lit­tle girl.”

Bit­ter­sweet: The Rise of Di­a­betes is on RTE One on World Di­a­betes Day on Wed­nes­day at 11.10pm.

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