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A smart insulin patch

A microneedle-containing patch that is designed to sense elevated blood glucose levels and to respond by releasing insulin could offer people with diabetes a less-painful and more-reliable way to manage their condition.

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Figure 1: A microneedle patch to monitor glucose and release insulin.


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Veiseh, O., Langer, R. A smart insulin patch. Nature 524, 39–40 (2015).

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