Why do we take insulin injections and not directly?

Asked by heermurjani | 17th Jul, 2019, 08:43: PM

Expert Answer:

  • The medicine for diabetes is insulin which is a protein.
  • Insulin cannot be taken by mouth and swallowed because the digestive juices in the stomach and intestine will break down and digest the insulin protein completely before it has a chance to get into your bloodstream to do its task.
  • Hence, insulin is taken in the form of injection and not directly through the mouth.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 18th Jul, 2019, 11:21: AM