Current and future technology for the management of type 1 diabetes

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Current and future technology for the management of type 1 diabetes

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Technology has an increasing role in the management of type 1 diabetes. Major areas are insulin delivery and glucose monitoring, or combinations of the two. This article by Ben Wheeler is an overview of currently available devices, and those with promise for the future

It has been almost 100 years since Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin, initially heralded as a cure for diabetes. But, as the fi