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

Mohamed-I Kotb-El-Sayed1, Zakaria-Y Al-Shoeibi2, Ahmed-A Abd El-Ghany3 and Zayed-A Atef2
  • 1 Helwan University, Egypt
  • 2 Sana’a University, Egypt
  • 3 Al-Azhar University, Egypt


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.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 7 No. 4, 2011, 179-189


Submitted On: 7 December 2011 Published On: 11 February 2012

How to Cite: Kotb-El-Sayed, M., Al-Shoeibi, Z., El-Ghany, A. A. & Atef, Z. (2011). Effects of Camel's Milk as a Vehicle for Insulin on Glycaemic Control and Lipid Profile in Type 1 Diabetics. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 7(4), 179-189.

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  • Camel’s milk
  • oral insulin
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  • diabetes type 1
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