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Three Important Things You Probably Don't Know About Diabetes

When we think of diabetes, we tend to think of rich people with poor lifestyles. A chronic disease linked with obesity, heart disease and worse outcomes for some infectious diseases, diabetes tends to be associated in our minds with wealth, excess and over-consumption.


The Apple Watch Will Bring Glucose Tracking To Your Wrist

With Apple Watch quickly approaching its April release month, app developers are giving us a better sense of the wearable’s capabilities than the designers at Cupertino. For instance, we know how the watch will work with your car or draw up a to do list. Now its health merits are getting some attention.


A Rub-On Tattoo For Diabetics Could Mean The End Of Finger Pricking 

Pricking your finger for a blood glucose test will never, ever be fun. Thankfully, scientists have been hard at work on a bloodless and needless alternative: a rub-on temporary tattoo that, as weird as it sounds, gently sucks glucose through the surface of the skin.


This Tiny, Inexpensive Microchip Can Diagnose Diabetes Instantaneously

Stanford researchers recently published work on a small microchip they have developed that scans for diabetes in a fraction of the time of current tests. Additionally, their test is reusable for upwards of 15 patients, can be performed on site, and is more accurate in differentiating the biomarkers that distinguish type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In other words, it’s a major milestone in diabetes research.


An Insulin Pen Cap That Reminds Diabetics When Their Last Injection Was

As if all the side effects and health concerns related to diabetes weren’t enough, those dealing with the condition also have to maintain a frequent and carefully tracked regiment of insulin injections. Missing even one can be incredibly dangerous, which is what inspired one company to create the Timesulin.


Google Working On A Smart Contact Lens

Forget Google Glass: the web giant is working on an actual contact lens to insert into your eye.


Breakthrough Research Could Replace Insulin Shots With Pills

Whether you don’t like needles, or whether you really don’t like needles, there’s some good news on the horizon: a special “bioadhesive” coating that was just developed at Brown University is bringing us one step closer to saying goodbye to injections and hello to things like insulin pills.


Why Fat People Can't Help Getting Even Fatter

Put down those bear claws. No, both of them! Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have found that once you’re fat, you’re probably just going to get fatter.


Sad Diabetics Rejoice: Tiny Chip Measures Blood Sugar Levels Through Your Tears

It’s not the first technique for measuring blood sugar levels that avoids the finger prick blood sample route, but this tiny unobtrusive chip could be the least invasive yet. It’s able to make incredibly accurate blood glucose readings from a diabetic’s tears or sweat, and then wirelessly transmit the results for easy monitoring.


This New Artificial Pancreas Could Help Type 1 Diabetes

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year. The disease is marked by a complete shutdown of the body’s insulin production. It requires regular blood testing and insulin injections throughout the day. Now, a new artificial pancreas could soon change the entire process of regulating a patient’s glucose by making it completely automatic.


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