Camel's milk to treat diabetes
The stomach's acidity would normally destroy insulin - this is why developing 'oral insulin' is such a challenge.
A small month-long study in people with Type 1 diabetes (which does not appear to have been formally published) suggested that drinking almost a pint of camel milk daily improved blood glucose levels, reducing the need for insulin.
As there have not been enough studies in humans yet, Diabetes UK does not recommend camel milk as a treatment for diabetes - an animal's milk contains nutrients that are tailored for its young
We don't know what the longer-term effects of drinking camel's milk are for humans - like any sensible wise man we'll be keeping a close watch on future developments.
"So, don't get the hump this Christmas if your local supermarket doesn't stock camel's milk," jokes Diabetes UK Care Adviser Phil Casey.
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