US clinic pioneers new diabetes treatment

Diabetes patients in the US could see a change in medication after scientists discovered an alternative treatment.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Florida have identified the possibility of a new method of therapy for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Patients living with rep the illness are usually required to inject themselves with insulin, which is used to control blood sugar.

However, scientists from the institution have suggested that blocking the breakdown of insulin from the pancreas could be used to achieve the same goal as existing treatments for the condition.

Clinic staff have also claimed the treatment could be useful in establishing the reasons behind the development of type 2 diabetes.

Bupa Healthcare advises people to increase their awareness of the symptoms of type-two diabetes, in a bid to reduce the risk of the condition getting worse.

Excessive passing of urine, blurred vision, tiredness and constant thirst are among the tell-tale signs of the condition.