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25 Life-Changing Diabetes Innovations

— February 13, 2009 — Lifestyle
The need for diabetes innovation is pressing; diabetes has become a huge issue in the developed world, and research shows that if nothing is done, the number of diagnosed diabetics worldwide could be up to 300 million by 2025.

Each year, in excess of $130 billion U.S. is poured into diabetes research and treatment, resulting in breakthroughs such as the diabetes innovations featured in the cluster below.

As only 10% of diabetes cases are type 1, 90% could be preventable.

“There is a growing incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and young people from high-risk populations,” the Canadian Diabetes Association says. “Recent data suggests an American child born in 2000 stands a one in three chance of being diagnosed with diabetes in his or her lifetime.”

Escalating obesity rates are closely related, both relating to a lack of nutritional knowledge, ignorance for health and the enticing influence of the junk food that is hyped in media.

Cycle through the cluster to see some of the most interesting diabetes innovations featured on Trend Hunter, from color changing tattoos to monitor glucose levels to diabetes management games from Nintendo.
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Cholesterol Screening for 2 Year Olds
Cholesterol Screening for 2 Year Olds
Early Obesity Prevention
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Coffee Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Coffee Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
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Anti-Obesity Baby Formula
Anti-Obesity Baby Formula
Prevention To Start At Birth?
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22
Painless Injections- Dissolving Hypodermic Needles
Painless Injections- Dissolving Hypodermic Needles
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21
Drug-Delivering Implants
Drug-Delivering Implants
MIT & MicroChips Testing MEMS For Meds
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20
Needle-Free Injections
Needle-Free Injections
Painless "Mother's Kiss"
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19
High-Tech Fat Analysis
High-Tech Fat Analysis
Overall Health Balance Scale
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18
Disease Detection by Breath
Disease Detection by Breath
Laser Analysis Finds Cancer, Diabetes, Asthma & More
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17
Painless Needles Inspired by Nicotine Patch
Painless Needles Inspired by Nicotine Patch
HP Electronic Plaster
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No More Needles
No More Needles
Philips Develops Breath Test for Diabetics
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Nintendo helping to create diabetes management game
Nintendo helping to create diabetes management game
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First Insulin Inhaler
First Insulin Inhaler
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13
HumaPen Memoir, World's First Digital Insulin Pen With Memory
HumaPen Memoir, World's First Digital Insulin Pen With Memory
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12
Miracle Fruit
Miracle Fruit
Ancient Berries Could Battle Obesity, Diabetes
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11
Check Your Diabetes Using Your Cellphone
Check Your Diabetes Using Your Cellphone
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10
Cell Phones for Diabetics
Cell Phones for Diabetics
The Infopia LG Glucophone
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9
Shoe Insole Detects Diabetes
Shoe Insole Detects Diabetes
Zephyr Shoe Pod
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8
Painless Diabetes Testing
Painless Diabetes Testing
Pelikan Sun Medical Lancet
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7
Fashionable Medical Bracelets
Fashionable Medical Bracelets
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6
Multi-Year Charity Contracts
Multi-Year Charity Contracts
Jonas Brothers Partner With Bayer Diabetes Care
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5
Color-Changing Tattoos
Color-Changing Tattoos
Body Ink to Help Diabetes Patients Monitor Glucose Levels
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4
Diabetes on Disney
Diabetes on Disney
Controversial ‘Hannah Montana' Season Premiere Axed
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3
Cars That Monitor Sugar Levels
Cars That Monitor Sugar Levels
M-POWERED Car for Diabetic Drivers
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2
Stylish Diabetic Kit
Stylish Diabetic Kit
Glucose Meter Bag by Stick Me Designs
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1
High Tech Diabetes Tools
High Tech Diabetes Tools
Ninos Systems
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