"Nano" Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University Study

Published: May 30, 2013

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Researchers have developed a network of so-called "nanoparticles" that theoretically could be injected into the body and release insulin to counteract rising blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Tested so far in mice, the nano-network was able to maintain normal glucose levels for more than a week with a single injection. Currently, patients have to inject themselves with insulin several times a day to control their blood sugar levels.

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