`Painful` pinpricks may soon be history for diabetics
Melbourne: Researchers have said that they are one step closer to developing an oral treatment for diabetes.
According to scientists at the University of Tokyo, they have developed a compound they named AdipoRon, which is capable of mimicking the effects of the hormone, News.com.au reported.
According to Toshimasa Yamauchi, a member of the research team and lecturer at the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo, AdipoRon could become "a lead compound" in a possible oral treatment for diabetes.
The study finding has been published online in journal Nature.