Oral medications may control symptoms of Type II diabetes in children just as well as insulin injections, a new study reports.
According to the medical records of 26 children diagnosed with the disease, oral medications reduced levels of a compound in the blood called hemoglobin A1C by an average of 2 percentage points.
A 2-percentage-point reduction is enough to decrease serious health risks and symptoms associated with Type II diabetes, said Milap Nahata, the studys principal investigator and a professor of pharmacy and pediatrics at Ohio State University .
Nahata conducted the study with Ohio State colleagues Jeffrey Striet and John Germak and with Sandra Benavides, who is with the University of Texas Pan American Cooperative Pharmacy Program.
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