Scientists believe they might have found the next big breakthrough in medical technology. A team of scientists conducted a study which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences pointed out that a lab-produced insulin actually performed better in mice than the traditional rounds of insulin that were normally used. The findings of the study show that the ‘Smart’ insulin as it is being labeled has the ability to regulate the blood sugar levels within the living creature, rather than simply balance them. This comes as insulin injections have long been criticized due to the fact that they have adverse long-term impacts, for those who are forced to repeatedly inject.
The team noted that this would reduce the amount of insulin and injections that would be required for diabetics and would significantly reduce the challenge in combatting diabetes, as it becomes more, and more prevalent. Statistics show that diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States – currently impacting more than 20 million people. However, this new insulin wouldn’t just have an impact on the physical implications of diabetes, but also the cost of treating diabetes. While the physical impacts of diabetes are obvious, and well-documented, the cost of treatment is yet another negative side-effect that many are ready and excited to see possibly change.
Diabetes has also become an increasingly alarming disease for those who are young, as well. This is just another reason why getting smarter and better treatment options out there, and on the market – for individuals who will be dealing with diabetes for a longer period of time is important. In all, it’s important to note that this would have extreme benefits on the treatment of diabetes at all levels.
It would also give scientists an opportunity to really dig into better options for treating diseases like this, while simultaneously eliminating a serious number of side-effects. Reducing the cost would also prove to be seriously valuable, since rising medical costs are one of the biggest reasons why people living in the United States either go elsewhere for treatment, or entirely disregard the fact that they need treatment in the first place.