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THIS NEW SKIN PATCH MAY ONE DAY BE ABLE TO CONTROL DIABETES




For people with diabetes, the daily finger pricks and testing can get old quickly. However, it’s a key aspect to monitoring and managing glucose levels. Fortunately, researchers are focused on making this entire process much less invasive and easier for the those with diabetes. As a result of this research, a new patch is being developed that could help monitor glucose levels and administer medicine automatically. The patch, which is described in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, will monitor a person’s temperature, humidity, glucose and Ph levels. Then based upon the results, it can painlessly inject insulin or metformin through micro-needles. According to the MIT Technology Review, the patch was developed jointly by Dae-Hyeong Kim, assistant professor at Seoul National University, and researchers at MC10, a flexible-electronics company located in Massachusetts.


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