American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Effects of Camel's Milk as a Vehicle for Insulin on Glycaemic Control and Lipid Profile in Type 1 Diabetics

Mohamed-I Kotb-El-Sayed, Zakaria-Y Al-Shoeibi, Ahmed-A Abd El-Ghany and Zayed-A Atef

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2011.179.189

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 7, Issue 4

Pages 179-189

Abstract

Problem statement: To evaluate effects of oral insulin carried by camel’s milk on type 1 diabetes patient in comparison with both insulin injection requirements and camel’s milk alone. Approach: Total of fifty randomly selected type 1 diabetic subjects were divided into three groups; A, B and C (n = 15). All subjects received a usual care (diet, exercise and insulin injection) but group B subjects in addition received 500 mL day-1 of camel’s milk, while group C their subjects in addition received insulin mixed with 500 ml day-1 of camel’s milk. Blood samples were taken at beginning and at end of treatment to measure lipid profile and HbA1c % while blood glucose measured weekly. Results: Data shown significant improvements in FBG (205.3±2.16-47.26±1.89), PBG (339.86±3.18-161.26±2.89), HbA1c % (9.9±0.25±5.62±0.21) and significant reduction in insulin requirement (59.26±0.7-20±0.35) in group C receiving insulin mixed with camel’s milk in comparison with groups A and B. Conclusion: Camel’s milk mixed with insulin was indicated to be an effective supplementation, as adjunctive therapy in management of type 1 diabetes than camel milk or insulin injection.

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© 2011 Mohamed-I Kotb-El-Sayed, Zakaria-Y Al-Shoeibi, Ahmed-A Abd El-Ghany and Zayed-A Atef. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.