A TYPE 1 diabetic in Manly is among the first in the country to inject a device into her arm to determine her blood-glucose levels.



Every two weeks Tanya Ilkiw, who has suffered the condition for 15 years, uses a applicator to position a filament under the skin on her inner arm.


A sensor, the size of a 20c piece, is then placed on top of it and secured with a Bandaid-like adhesive.

AUSTRALIAN adults with diabetes now have the option of using a new glucose monitoring device, which eliminates the need for regular finger pricking.


The system, which has been available in Europe for several years, involves a small sensor the size of a 20 cent coin worn on the upper arm for 14 days.


Many diabetics have to draw blood and test their blood glucose levels up to 12 times a day. Instead of doing that, they can now scan the sensor and get a reading in less than a second.

For Australia's diabetics the wait is over with the launch today of the Freestyle Libre which is a blood test that doesn’t involve needles. Dr Andrew Rochford reports.

Good news for the diabetics, as a new method promises no more pin pricks!


The diabetics will be soon be freed from the painful insulin injections as the researchers have developed a novel solution in the form of 'smart insulin patches' to cater to diabetic patients.


The smart insulin patch is a thin square...

After round two of The Block and a successful auction, we were exhausted but looking forward to coming back to our own home, after all we were nearly finished!


We completed a whole house in a mere 6 weeks on The Block and were under the false impression that our 'finishing touches' would be a piece of cake! We ...

Isla Robinson is a very special little girl. At four years old she might not be old enough to understand it, but on Wednesday she made scientific history.


Isla was the first person in the world to be injected with blood stored from her umbilical cord when she was born in an effort to prevent her developing type 1 diabetes.

Vaccine will cure diabetes: Scientist close to finding new wonder drug

March 11, 2015

BRITISH scientists are working on a jab that could provide a “longed-for” diabetes cure.


Launching the project today, they believe the research will result in an effective ­vaccine to combat Type 1 diabetes.


Dr Alasdair Rankin, Diabetes UK’s director of research, said: “This research is...

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.


Engineers from the University of California, San Diego have developed an ultra-thin temporary tattoo that can painlessly and accurately monitor the glucose levels of diabetics...


The flexible device costs just a few cents and lasts for a day at a time, and early tests have shown that it's just as sensitive as a finger-prick test.

New York, NY — JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today that JDRF-funded partner, ViaCyte, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company, has for the first time ever implanted a person with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with an experimental encapsulated cell therapy product candidate, called VC-01TM...

Geoff Paul suddenly found himself being asked if he'd been working out or was following a new fitness regimen. However, he didn't take this as a compliment.


The Thames Water manager, who is just over 5ft 9in, had dropped from 13st to 10½ st in just a year, despite making no changes to his diet or exercise routine.


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