Researchers develop ‘smart’ insulin that automatically adjusts blood sugar

February 9, 2015 7:28 PM

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Researchers develop ‘smart’ insulin that automatically adjusts blood sugar

For type 1 diabetics, monitoring blood sugar levels can be difficult, time consuming and even dangerous if a dose is miscalculated. Now researchers have developed a “smart” insulin that automatically adjusts blood sugar, which could potentially make life much easier for those who suffer from the disease.

A team of researchers at the University of Utah Health Sciences began the project in 2011, creating what they call Ins-PBA-F, a long-lasting "smart" insulin that self-activates when blood sugar levels rise. In tests, one injection of Ins-PBA-F worked for a minimum of 14 hours on mouse models for typ...

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