Figure 1: Glycemia was measured during the experiment in animals treated or not with Momordica charantia fruit juice (FJ). Rats were rendered diabetic by intraperitoneal injection of five low doses of streptozotocin (STZ). From the 7th day (1 week) after the last day of STZ (diabetic rats) or citrate buffer (control rats) injection, animals were treated with Momordica charantia fruit juice for 28 consecutive days (four weeks). Then, rats were fasted overnight and anaesthetized and blood was collected from the abdominal aorta for glycemia and other experiments. Values are means ± SD; rats per group. T1D: type 1 diabetic rats. indicates significant difference between diabetics and control animals.