Scientists at the University of Cambridge have launched what they describe as the world's first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas smartphone app for sufferers of type 1 diabetes. The culmination of 13 years of research, the software helps in the safe administering of … [Read more...] about App automatically delivers insulin to artificial pancreas
Earlier this week (in the emissary section) we wrote about a project in Oakland where people are figuring out how to produce insulin themselves. The project is a testament to the skyrocketing prices of the lifesaving drug as nearly 7.5 million Americans struggle to cover the … [Read more...] about As insulin prices soar, Colorado caps co-pays at $100 for insured residents
Globally, there are millions of people with diabetes that don’t have access to insulin. In the US, many patients have to ration the vital drug due to soaring prices, the average of which has nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013. Interestingly enough, there a group of … [Read more...] about As insulin prices soar, biohackers are working together to make it themselves
At the moment, people living with type 1 diabetes have to personally inject themselves with insulin by pricking themselves with a needle. It’s a daily procedure that’s annoying, painful, and absolutely necessary to avoid medical complications. With that in mind, scientists from … [Read more...] about Scientists invented an insulin pill for diabetes patients
In diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, the hormone that is key to regulating levels of blood sugar. New research now asks if we can teach pancreatic cells to address this problem on their own. … [Read more...] about Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?