The number of new diabetes cases has soared year on year, with an increase of 59% in the past decade, which is an alarming amount.
I have lived with a family member who has type 1 diabetes, I have witnessed how arduous and life controlling it can be to live with this illness, so to see new and and inventive technology to make living with diabetes more manageable is fantastic, such as the prototype wearable wristband, featured in this article. I wonder what else the future of technology in medical science will bring?
Scientists this week published details on a new wearable wristband designed to monitor and treat diabetes. Developed by a team of scientists working in South Korea, Massachusetts, and Texas, the see-through cuff is comprised of graphene, small quantities of gold and thermo-responsive micro-needles filled with metformin, a drug that kick-starts the production of insulin by the patient’s pancreas.