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.
Cholesterol Screening for 2 Year Olds
Early Obesity Prevention
Coffee Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Anti-Obesity Baby Formula
Prevention To Start At Birth?
Painless Injections- Dissolving Hypodermic Needles
MIT & MicroChips Testing MEMS For Meds
Painless "Mother's Kiss"
High-Tech Fat Analysis
Overall Health Balance Scale
Disease Detection by Breath
Laser Analysis Finds Cancer, Diabetes, Asthma & More
Painless Needles Inspired by Nicotine Patch
HP Electronic Plaster
No More Needles
Philips Develops Breath Test for Diabetics
Nintendo helping to create diabetes management game
First Insulin Inhaler
HumaPen Memoir, World's First Digital Insulin Pen With Memory
Ancient Berries Could Battle Obesity, Diabetes
Check Your Diabetes Using Your Cellphone
Cell Phones for Diabetics
The Infopia LG Glucophone
Shoe Insole Detects Diabetes
Zephyr Shoe Pod
Painless Diabetes Testing
Pelikan Sun Medical Lancet
Fashionable Medical Bracelets
Multi-Year Charity Contracts
Jonas Brothers Partner With Bayer Diabetes Care
Body Ink to Help Diabetes Patients Monitor Glucose Levels
Diabetes on Disney
Controversial ‘Hannah Montana' Season Premiere Axed
Cars That Monitor Sugar Levels
M-POWERED Car for Diabetic Drivers
Stylish Diabetic Kit
Glucose Meter Bag by Stick Me Designs
High Tech Diabetes Tools