Department of Chemical Engineering, BF-10 University of Washington Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Treatment of diabetics with conventional insulin injection therapy results in poor control of glucose levels when compared to the normal homeostatic system. Insulin levels are higher than normal immediately after injection but are below normal levels at any other times, and glucose levels are correspondingly abnormal. Many degenerative conditions associated with diabetes (eg, increased vascular disease, impairment of kidney function and vision) may stem from poor control of glucose (1). Because of this, the National Commission on …

publication date

  • December 6, 2012