Tag: Diabetes

  • Injectable nanogel can monitor blood-sugar levels and secrete insulin when needed

    Injectable nanogel can monitor blood-sugar levels and secrete insulin when needed

    Injectable nanoparticles developed at MIT may someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin. The nanoparticles were designed to sense glucose levels in the body and respond by secreting the appropriate amount of insulin, thereby replacing the function of pancreatic islet cells,…