diabetes

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.


The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions Of Lives

There are no hospitals in space. The closest E.R. is back on Earth, and astronauts can’t exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin’ by?


Study: Nicotine Is Good For You

Nicotine patches significantly improved attention and memory in older people suffering from mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.


Slimmer Insulin Pumps Will Improve The Lives Of Diabetics

Insulin pumps can be an easier way to deal with type 1 diabetes, but only 20 to 30 per cent of people who rely on insulin use them because they’re usually not very discreet. The t:slim, however, looks as sleek as a smartphone, and even features a touchscreen UI so it’s easier to carry and less conspicuous to use in public.


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