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Important Innovations Collection: MIT-Harvard Smart Pill

MIT-Harvard Smart Pill Source:  MIT Radical New Technology:  a Pill that Delivers Insulin A small pill has been invented by an MIT-Harvard research team that attaches to the lining of the stomach and delivers insulin.  Designed for those with Type One diabetes, the pill has been tested and performs as well as insulin injections.  It could be a very attractive alternative to insulin injections for diabetics.  Global experts are calling it exciting, "radical new technology".  For a news blog on it, go to my journalist colleague Ed Kane's blog at Important Innovations Collection: MIT-Harvard Smart Pill : Pill Microneedle Source:  MIT Radically New Technology Delivers Insulin Harvard, MIT and insulin manufacturer Novo Nordisk have inven...

Type 2 Diabetes Reversed by Fasting

Potential Weapon Against Diabetes Diabetes Insulin Management Technology in Use Fasting Cuts Need for Insulin Medical findings reported in the BMJ Case Report document that planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse Type 2 Diabetes.  Three patients in the care of doctors who fasted were able to cut the need for insulin completely and quickly.  With planned, intermittent fasting their blood glucose levels were back in control. Diabetes is a Big Health Problem 1 in 10 people in the US and Canada have diabetes.  It costs the US economy alone $245 billion per year.  Drugs help patients control their diabetes but they don't stop the progression of the disease. Medical researchers have been searching for a cure for decades. First, Preliminary but Impressive Results on Fasting The findings are an informational study as only 3 patients, all men, are involved.  The men have Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  Under their doctors' care, they