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Could Nanotechnology End Insulin Injections?

Insulin is basically a miracle. It has given people with diabetes a much healthier way of managing their condition, and has saved millions of lives. Basically, insulin is awesome. However, what’s not so awesome is the actual act of administering insulin.

Finger pricks are inconvenient and often painful. Additionally, many people develop scar tissue in their injection sites, making it a chore to find a good site location after years of combating the disease.

Most people would agree that there is a lot of room for improvement.

Well, this dream will likely one day be a reality. For years, scientists all over the world have been working on developing nanotechnology that could help simplify life for people with diabetes. And now, two different research teams maybe have made some significant developments in their quest.

One has been working on developing an insulin pill, the other a pad with micro-needles that would allow for constant analysis of the the wearer’s blood.

In the video below, scientists in Queensborough and the University of England describe the research they’ve been doing and the developments they’ve made! It’s incredibly exciting, and we can’t wait to see what happens next! Take a look, and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.