There is a lot of interest in using peptides for treating diabetes. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that have various effects in the body. Some peptides can act as hormones or neurotransmitters, while others can affect cell signaling or metabolism. Peptides are involved in many different processes in the body, so they offer a lot of potential for treating diabetes and other conditions.
A number of studies have shown that certain peptides can help to regulate blood sugar levels. For example, one study found that a peptide called GLP-1 can help to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels (1). Another study found that a peptide called ghrelin can help to stimulate insulin release and lower blood sugar levels (2). There is still more research needed to confirm these findings, but the results so far are promising.
In addition to regulating blood sugar levels, peptides may also be able to help with weight loss. One study found that a peptide called PYY can help people feel full after eating and reduce their overall food intake (3). Another study found that a peptide called obestatin can decrease appetite and promote weight loss (4). Again, more research is needed to confirm these findings, but the results are encouraging.
There are many different types of peptides and they all have different effects in the body. So far, studies suggest that some peptides may be helpful for treating diabetes and other conditions. However