Gila monster lizard’s poison helps diabetics

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This video from the USA is called The Gila Monster – AMAZING Venomous Lizard Encounter!

From The Herald in Britain:

Lizard’s poison may be boon for diabetics

It is one of only two venomous lizards in the world, but the Gila Monster could become an unlikely boon for the health of tens of thousands of Scots.

The poison of the large reptile, native to Mexico and the southern United States, has been found to contain a chemical similar to a human hormone that helps regulate the blood sugar level of diabetics.

Two feet long, with a diet comprising small mammals and birds, the lizard is an unlikely source of medicine.

Gila monster

This month, a new type 2 diabetes drug, exenatide, based on the chemical from the garish pink and black lizard, Heloderma suspectum, is available in the UK.

In Scotland, around 150,000 people suffer type 2 diabetes while a further…

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