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… » 7/18/14 5:43pm 7/18/14 5:43pm

Boiling Coca-Cola turns the soda into this gross black goopy tar

The delicious diabetes drink commonly known as soda is a true scientific wonder. We know it's crap but we love it anyway. CrazyRussianHacker wanted to show just how much crap (and sugar) is in one bottle of Coke so he boiled out all the water in the soda to see what was leftover. The refreshing soda becomes this… » 6/03/14 10:45pm 6/03/14 10:45pm

An Insulin Pen Cap That Reminds Diabetics When Their Last Injection Was

As if all the side effects and health concerns related to diabetes weren't enough, those dealing with the condition also have to maintain a frequent and carefully tracked regiment of insulin injections. Missing even one can be incredibly dangerous, which is what inspired one company to create the Timesulin. » 3/20/14 12:20pm 3/20/14 12:20pm

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 heads-up display… » 1/16/14 7:42pm 1/16/14 7:42pm

You'll Need a Doctor's Prescription to Download This App

BlueStar is a smartphone app that helps diabetics track their glucose readings, analyzing patients' blood glucose readings and coaching them on medical and behavioral changes they can make to minimize the disease's impact. But good luck finding a download link on BlueStar's site—it's the world's first… » 1/03/14 7:00pm 1/03/14 7:00pm

You Can Now Manage Diabetes With a Wearable, Artificial Pancreas

We've been relying on artificial insulin injections for diabetes management for over 30 years now—which is practically ancient in modern medicine terms. But now, the FDA (presumably pre-shutdown) has approved an artificial, wearable pancreas that may finally kick all those painful insulin injections to the curb. » 10/02/13 12:16pm 10/02/13 12:16pm

Sad Diabetics Rejoice: This Tiny Chip Measures Blood Sugar Levels…

It's not the first technique for measuring blood sugar levels that avoids the finger prick blood sample route, but this tiny unobtrusive chip could be the least invasive yet. It's able to make incredibly accurate blood glucose readings from a diabetic's tears or sweat, and then wirelessly transmit the results for easy… » 9/07/12 9:04am 9/07/12 9:04am

This New Artificial Pancreas Could Solve Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes afflicts some 30,000 Americans every year. The disease is marked by a complete shutdown of the body's insulin production. It requires regular blood testing and insulin injections throughout the day. It's a burden. But a new artificial pancreas could soon change the entire process of regulating a… » 6/18/12 12:00pm 6/18/12 12:00pm

Sleeker, Slimmer Insulin Pumps Will Improve the Lives of Diabetics

Insulin pumps can be an easier way to deal with type 1 diabetes, but only 20 to 30 percent of the country who rely on insulin use them because they're usually not very discreet. The t:slim, however, looks as sleek as a smartphone, and even features a touchscreen UI so it's easier to carry and less conspicuous to use… » 11/17/11 2:00pm 11/17/11 2:00pm