Smart-insulin patch could replace painful injections in Diabetes

I am waiting for this, since starting pumping in my 40’s anything anything is possible.


Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past with the invention of the “smart insulin patch” by researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC state. The patch detects increases in blood sugar levels and secretes doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed. This invention could revolutionize the way, people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check.

Diabetes has become a full-blown epidemic in India, China, and many emerging economies- affecting more than 387 million people worldwide, and that number is expected to grow to 592 million by the year 2035. Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes keep their sugar levels under control by regularly monitoring with finger pricks and repeated insulin shots- a process that is both painful and imprecise. “Injecting the wrong amount of medication can lead to significant complications like blindness and limb amputations, or even more disastrous consequences such as diabetic comas and death,” says John Buse…

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