New insulin ‘smart patch’ could help diabetes patients

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MIAMI: An experimental patch that could automatically deliver doses of insulin to patients with diabetes has been successfully tested in lab animals, researchers said Monday. If trials in people are shown to work, the patch could offer a less painful alternative for people who must otherwise use needles to inject themselves with insulin. Researchers at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State described the product as “the first smart insulin patch that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed.”

AFP

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