animals
Spoilt Instagram Generation Fat Cats are Developing Diabetes

Vets are seeing a massive rise in cases of diabetes among cats in the UK, as a generation of the furry social media content generators falls victim to the same obesity crisis as their owners. Read More >>

medicine
US Approves World’s First Automated Insulin Pump for Diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G, a medical device that monitors a diabetic’s sugar levels, and then automatically injects the required dose of insulin. Read More >>

medicine
Poisonous Snail Goo Could Rescue Diabetics

Cone snails employ a fast-acting venom to paralyse their prey. But what is bad news for fish is good news for diabetics. New research suggests the “weaponised insulin” produced by these sea critters is far more efficient than conventional medicines used to treat high blood sugar. Read More >>

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We Finally Know How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

For years, assistance dogs have been used to detect low blood sugar levels in their diabetic owners and warn of an impending hypoglycemia attack. Scientists have finally figured out how dogs are able to accomplish this feat—an insight that could lead to new medical sensors. Read More >>

health
Nearly Half a Billion People Now Have Diabetes

Today is World Health Day, and to mark the occasion, the World Health Organization has released its first ever global report on diabetes. The results are frightening. Read More >>

health
This Wearable Patch Monitors Blood Sugar and Injects Drugs

This little patch may look like a waterproof plaster, but it’s much more intelligent than that. Its gold-and-graphene circuitry is capable of keeping an eye on your pH, temperature, and glucose levels. Then, it punches you with micro-needles to inject a dose of drugs. Read More >>

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Can Anonymous Data Sharing Improve the Lives of Diabetics?

One of the tech world's serial innovators is tackling the difficult world of diabetes and blood glucose control, with Jeff Dachis suggesting that his new app that lets sufferers share their blood test data might lead to better levels of control for everyone. Read More >>

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A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking 

Pricking your finger for a blood glucose test will never, ever be fun. Thankfully, scientists have been hard at work on a bloodless and needle-less alternative: a rub-on temporary tattoo that, as weird as it sounds, sucks glucose gently through the surface of the skin. Read More >>

science
This Tiny, Inexpensive Microchip Can Diagnose Diabetes Instantaneously

Stanford researchers recently published work on a small microchip they've developed that scans for diabetes in a fraction of the time of current tests. Additionally, their test is reusable for upwards of 15 patients, can be performed on site, and is more accurate in differentiating the biomarkers that distinguish type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In other words, it's a major milestone in diabetes research. Read More >>

health
Night Shift Work is a Nightmare for Human Health

Those who work night shifts are at higher risk of damaging their bodies, with research suggesting our internal rhythms and organs are disrupted at a molecular level by working all night and trying to sleep during the day. Read More >>

google
Google is Making Smart Contact Lenses for Better Health Monitoring

A late-breaking surprise just came out of the Google camp with the revelation that it's going to start making smart contact lenses. As in contact lenses with integrated sensors and circuitry. Yep, it's that time in the future. But it might not be what you're hoping for. It isn't the next generation of Google Glass (one people would willingly wear in public) display, rather, it's for sensing. Read More >>

health
Why Fat People Can’t Help Getting Even Fatter

Put down those bear claws. No, both of them! Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have found that once you're fat, you're probably just going to get fatter. Read More >>