My brother has Diabetes. He has had it since he was young so I grew up with this disease in my family.
But a cure for diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a breakthrough hailed as significant as antibiotics.
Harvard University has, for the first time, managed to manufacture the millions of beta cells required for transplantation.
It could eventually mean the end of daily insulin injections for the 347 million people globally living with Type 1 diabetes and it will provide new forms of treatment for those suffering with Type 2 diabetes.
In the meantime, take a listen to this set of BlueMix apps — one of which is Diabetizer using “data” to help people with this disease. ( http://www.diabetizer.com/?lang=en )