Bionic pancreas shows promise in advanced human trials

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

Ordinarily, diabetics must monitor glucose levels themselves several times a day via fingerstick blood tests.

Cases of diabetes increase to more than 3.2m

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

This means 6% of UK adults are registered as diabetic. An estimated 850,000 more have diabetes without knowing it.

Insulin pill may soon be a reality

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

Daily jabs of insulin are a painful reality for many with diabetes. That may change if researchers who have successfully tested oral insulin in rats are able to replicate those results in humans.

Ultrasound-released nanoparticles may help diabetics avoid the needle

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2013
by Alex Muller

A new nanotechnology based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics could give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device.