Pain-free skin patch responds to sugar levels for management of type 2 diabetes – NIH animal study in mice shows dissolvable microneedles trigger body’s own insulin response, and can respond to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically, as reported in Nature Communications.

NIH researchers have devised a biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The biochemical formula of mineralized compounds in the patch responds to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically. In a proof-of-concept study performed with mice, the researchers showed that the chemicals interact in the bloodstream to regulate blood sugar for days at a time.

https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/pain-free-skin-patch-responds-sugar-levels-management-type-2-diabetes

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