UK Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

Posted in Medicine on 17th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

More than 3.3 million people have the condition, up from 2.1 million in 2005. The inability to control the level of sugar in the blood can lead to blindness and amputations.

Genetics breakthrough is a game changer for type 1 diabetes research

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Knowing the causative genes is a crucial development in predicting who might develop Type 1 diabetes and how to prevent it.

'Smart' insulin hopes to change treatments for diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists are hopeful that "smart" insulins which are undergoing trials could revolutionize the way diabetes is managed.

Probiotic treats diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Lowers glucose levels by 30 percent; could be delivered as pill instead of injections.

A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Pricking your finger for a blood glucose test is not fun. Scientists have been hard at work on a bloodless and needle-less alternative.