diabetes

Diabetes

Nanotherapy May Replace Daily Shots For Treating Type 1 Diabetes

UNIVERSITY NEWS — Individuals living with Type 1 diabetes must carefully follow prescribed insulin regimens every day, receiving injections of the hormone via syringe, insulin pump or some other device. And without viable long-term treatments, this course of treatment is a lifelong sentence. Pancreatic islets control insulin production when blood sugar levels change, and in …

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Self-injecting Pill Allows For Oral Administration of Monoclonal Antibodies And Other Injected Drugs

Many people suffering from diseases like Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes inject themselves or have to receive drug infusions to help treat their disease. These injections require training, equipment and often take a toll on one’s life. But what if you could take monoclonal antibodies, insulin and other injectables as a pill? A study …

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Oxygen-delivering Hydrogel Accelerates Diabetic Wound Healing

UNIVERSITY NEWS — About a quarter of people with diabetes develop painful foot ulcers, which are slow to heal due to low oxygen in the wound from impaired blood vessels and increased inflammation. These wounds can become chronic, leading to poor quality of life and potential amputation. Jianjun Guan, a professor of mechanical engineering & …

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