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FDA Approves World's First Automated Insulin Pump For Diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G, a medical device that monitors a diabetic’s sugar levels, and then automatically injects the required dose of insulin.

Australian Scientists Think Poisonous Snail Goo Could Rescue Diabetics

Cone snails employ a fast-acting venom to paralyse their prey. But what is bad news for fish is good news for diabetics. New research suggests the “weaponised insulin” produced by these sea critters is far more efficient than conventional medicines used to treat high blood sugar.

We Can Finally Stop Demonising Butter

An analysis by Tufts University researchers has failed to find a link between butter consumption and cardiovascular disease. And hallelujah to that — the ongoing hysteria against butter can now finally come to an end.

We Finally Know How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

For years, assistance dogs have been used to detect low blood sugar levels in their diabetic owners and warn of an impending hypoglycemia attack. Scientists have finally figured out how dogs are able to accomplish this feat — an insight that could lead to new medical sensors.

Nearly Half A Billion People Now Have Diabetes

Today is World Health Day, and to mark the occasion, the World Health Organisation has released its first ever global report on diabetes. The results are frightening.

This Wearable Patch Monitors Blood Sugar And Injects Drugs

This little patch may look like a waterproof plaster, but it’s much more intelligent than that. Its gold-and-graphene circuitry is capable of keeping an eye on your pH, temperature and glucose levels. Then it punches you with micro-needles to inject a dose of drugs.

Australian Researchers Find 'Brown Fat' May Assist With Diabetes

Australian scientists have shown that brown fat — a special type of fat that burns energy to produce heat — may also help to keep blood sugar steady in adults. Researchers at Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research measured brown fat activity and blood glucose continuously in real time in study participants, and found that individuals with more brown fat had smaller fluctuations in blood sugar.

Their findings open new avenues for diabetes therapies that target brown fat.

Diabetes Breakthrough: Scientists Create New Insulin Producing Organs

US and Chinese scientists have discovered a potential way of replacing the insulin-producing cells that are lost in diabetes, something researchers have been trying to achieve for decades.

Australian Researchers Develop Low Carb, High Protein And Fat Diet Intended To Fight Diabetes

Adelaide researchers have developed a diet and exercise program which has proven to be highly effective in reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes, with an average 40 per cent reduction in medication levels. The diet incorporates an eating pattern that is very low in carbohydrates and higher in protein and unsaturated fats.

Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Put An End To Daily Insulin Injections For Diabetics

People with type 1 diabetes have to inject insulin daily, and it often results in pain, redness, swelling and itching at the injection site. But this could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new breakthrough that takes us one step closer to a functional cure for type 1 diabetes.

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