‘Smart insulin’ that auto activates promises better life for diabetics

February 10, 2015 9:46 PM

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A new type of insulin is giving diabetes is being experimented with that would make it much easier for diabetics to manage and monitor their blood glucose levels. This insulin, dubbed “smart insulin,” has shown positive results in mice and researchers are optimistic it will improve the lives of diabetics.

This smart insulin is a variation on the regular, long-acting insulin. Glucose sensors attach to the insulin, which allows the sensors to ride the proteins that navigate the bloodstream. The insulin will activate when glucose locks on to it, or when the blood glucose levels get too high.

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