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Researchers Create a Wearable Patch for Control of Type 2 Diabetes

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The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is developing a painless wearable skin patch designed to help patients regulate their blood sugar levels. The initial proof-of-concept study was performed on mice. These microneedle patches deliver biochemicals that stimulate insulin production, and dissolve over time. The study established that the patches could control blood sugar in mice for a week. Read more about the study at Forbes.