“Smart” Insulin Could Prevent Hypoglycemia During Diabetes Treatment

Bioengineers at the University of California, Los Angeles have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.

The treatment is being evaluated for potential clinical trials and, if successful, could change diabetes care for millions of people.

Insulin is a hormone naturally produced in the pancreas. It helps the body regulate glucose, which is consumed through food and provides the body with energy.

Diabetes occurs when a person’s body does not naturally produce insulin, as is the case with Type 1 diabetes, or does not efficiently use the insulin that is produced, as is the case with Type 2 diabetes.

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