Tag: Type 1 diabetes

Sihan Yu and Matthew Webber

Engineers develop novel method for regulating blood sugar in children with diabetes

For children with Type 1 diabetes, the risk of experiencing a severe hypoglycemic episode is especially common — and for parents, the threat of that happening in the middle of the night is especially frightening. Sudden and critical drops in blood sugar can go undetected overnight when the …

Prof. Matthew Webber and graduate student in his lab

Replacing type 1 diabetes management with a glucose-responsive hydrogel

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are working to engineer a safe and effective injectable glucose-responsive hydrogel that could limit the long-term effects of insulin dependence and be administered in a single daily dose. “Normal blood glucose function,” says Matthew J. Webber, …