`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.

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