Because of the tremendous volume of glucose tests performed daily throughout the world, many companies are working to develop non-invasive methods for glucose testing. Their goal is a patient-friendly technology that does not require a needle stick or venipuncture and may even eliminate the need to send specimens to a medical laboratory.
I am a lucky JDRF volunteer. I get to learn all about Type 1 diabetes research, have it translated for me into my own language (which is “regular person who does not know big words”), and then I get to go all over the country sharing news about Type 1 diabetes research with others who speak my language.
Research towards a vaccine to cure type 1 diabetes has received an important boost in funding. Selecta Biosciences Inc. has secured $20 million (US) to fund their research collaboration which has support from type 1 diabetes charity, the JDRF, and Sanofi SA.
The Consensus Conference on Glucose Monitoring took place in Washington to discuss quality and safety of glucose monitoring. Discussion topics included the need for greater post-market surveillance, the DTS Surveillance Program, the FDA, and two CGM Medicare bills currently in Congress.
Without question, one of the most anticipated devices in the diabetes world is an artificial pancreas. Bill and Anna’s day-to-day reporting on their experience with the bionic pancreas trial is still widely read on Glu. Still, it’s one project of many being developed around the world. Some are a dual-hormone system of insulin and glucagon, […]
Ellen H Ullman, MSW's insight:
Does it seem he's less enthusiastic about Ed Damiano's work? I'm a big fan of the biohormonal pump, and certainly prefer the use of the Dexcom CGM over the less accurate Medtronic sensor.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the long-sought activating molecules for a rare but crucial subset of immune system cells that help rally other white blood cells to fight infection.
For many patients diagnosed with diabetes, treating the disease can mean a burdensome and uncomfortable lifelong routine of monitoring blood sugar levels and injecting the insulin that their bodies don't naturally produce. But, as part of their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) projects ...