Blood Pressure Medication Helps Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Today researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) revealed that ‘Verapamil’, a common blood pressure medication helps adults with Type 1 diabetes.

The UAB researchers said Verapamil can help promote more insulin production in adults with recent onset Type 1 diabetes, therefore limiting the need for insulin injections. This breakthrough can be a game changer for treating T1D unlike other breakthroughs.

Dr. Anath Shalev with the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center said “We’re hoping that this will provide ultimately a new approach to diabetes therapy with just an oral medication, patients will be able to maintain more of their own insulin production.”

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