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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.


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.


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