Irish scientists work on developments in diabetes tablets that may be patients other than their everyday cycle of painful injections.
A new RTE document from the Bittersweet name shows Professor David Brayden of CARE and a team in a PRU Veterinary Hospital that carries out laboratory tests to make insulin available in a pill.
Professor Brayden said there has been a huge increase in diabetes in Ireland over the past decade mainly due to a sedentary diet, Western.
"The increase in diabetes is probably ten years over the last decade," said Professor Brayden, lead co-investigator at Drug Supplementary Supervisor, PRU.
"Most of these are going to be Type 2 diabetes and diabetes really finds a way of life, eats the wrong foods at the wrong time and not in take enough exercise. "
He warned of the expected increase in chronic disease among young people with rising obesity rates.
He said: "They predict that up to a third or a half of our children will become obese when they reach their twenties. Obese is a strict definition.
"The connection between obesity and Type 2 diabetes is very strong so we know that it puts more pressure on the system.
"When I was a child, we were not running the whole summer, but now children are in front of computers and on their phones through time and unless they make organized sport they are not really take part.
"This is why there is an effort to promote lifestyle choices in children and adults because they need to believe in giving the children the right foods very young."
The documentary – part of a joint program of the NUI Galway CARE for Research in Medical Devices and the Galway Film Center program – will be broadcast on Wednesday on World Diabetes Day.
Typical treatment for Type 1 diabetes includes daily injections while initial Type 2 treatment focuses on the delays of disease through exercise and diet with patients moving on to needles.
Professor David Brayden CARE and a team in the PRU Veterinary Hospital work on making oral insulin as possible as he believes patients are much more open to taking tablets or injecting themselves.
"We know that after insulin has had breathing to achieve, we know that patients prefer other pathways other than injection.
"Should Type 2 diabetes go on insulin after injecting earlier in their disease, the results are actually better for the patient.
"But these patients tend to delays because it is a huge psychological center to say that I'm going to be on injections for the rest of my life.
"Even if we could have tablets for insulin meals that would be very complete and then the ultimate would be the aim of avoiding injections completely where we can put tablets for the active insulin. "
He said that using nano-tech or giving medication in small particles in a capsule table meant that they could be put into the hidden wall and avoiding other organs.
He said: "Patients usually take insulin insulin injections that mean that organs outside the liver, the intended target, will receive high concentrations of insulin that they do not need.
"This will have side effects such as weight gain and other undesirable events later in their life.
He added: "We do not carry out clinical trials but clinicians and pharmaceutical companies could be drawn out.
"The idea is that they will go on and experience in diabetic patients."
Professor Derek O Keeffe, Consultant's Doctor, University of Galway Hospital and NUI Galway said Bittersweet showed a chronic disease burden on both patients and their families.
He said: "As a clinician, my role is to help patients on this trip and empower them to control their medical conditions by using the latest innovation, to enable them to live their best lives."
Suvi Coffey, Dulyn's little girl, Rosie, tells the documentary that she will not let Type 1 diabetes affect her daughter, Rosie's life.
"His life in general will be the same as any child of his age and as she goes on, I think she'll be stronger and slightly more resilient. She & # 39 ; n awesome little girl, incredible, strong. "
Corruption – Raising Diabetes will be broadcast on RTÉ 1 on Wednesday, November 14 at 11.10pm.