‘Smart’ insulin might help diabetics monitor blood sugar levels in future

February 10, 2015 1:49 PM

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Instead of taking repeated blood tests and injections to keep levels of blood sugar under control, diabetics might be able to do so with a single dose of ‘smart’ insulin which, if it gets through the trial phase, will revolutionize the way diabetes is managed. Ins-PBA-F created by a team of researchers at the University of Utah Health Sciences has already been found to be effective in automatically adjusting blood sugar in mice with type 1 diabetes.

Though the news is being hailed by diabetics across the world who know how difficult it is to keep track of the level of sugar in the blood and then regulate it, experts say that it might take a few years for Ins-PBA-F to become a reality.

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