Thursday, November 6, 2008

Smart Insulin?

There was an interesting article in my Google Alerts today about Type 1 diabetes. You can read it here. The JDRF is announcing the kick off of a project to develop Smartinsulin insulin, which will recognize when the body's blood sugar is rising and release insulin to cover for it. Then when the blood sugar settles down, it stops the release. It would require a once-a-day injection.

No word yet on saving fingers from lancet pokes.


Cara said...

I wonder if it will actually pan out. It seems almost too good to be true.

Naomi said...

I will never stop hoping. Scientists are also doing amazing things with nanotechnology... maybe that type of technology will be, if not the cure, a better way to manage this disease. I feel like we're on the brink.