What Are Some Recent Advances in the Treatment of Diabetes?


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As of 2015, some of the recent advancements in treating diabetes include research into the identification and treatment of a rare type of diabetes caused by a single gene mutation, according to the American Diabetes Association. The research provides new ways of treating this rare form of the disease.

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Another recent advancement in treating diabetes is research into glucose transport, states the American Diabetes Association. This research provides much needed insight into developing drugs to fight the disease. Science has also made crucial advancements in the development of an artificial pancreas that automatically delivers insulin, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. The artificial pancreas delivery system, APDS mimics the glucose regulation of a healthy pancreas by monitoring a person's blood glucose level and automatically providing insulin infusion via the included pump.

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