Scientists at the University of Utah have developed a new type of insulin that activates itself when blood sugar goes up. They found that just one injection could automatically and repeatedly lower blood sugar levels in mice having a type 1 diabetes-like condition.

The researchers say that a "smart" insulin would reduce the dangers that come with inaccurate insulin dosing. A version of the drug for people is being developed. More research is needed.

Source: From our sister publication Diabetes Focus (Fall 2015)

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 14 Oct 2015

Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015