insulin

A close up of hands holding a syringe and vial of insulin.

Insulin access, social networks help people with diabetes

Michelle Litchman aims to make living with diabetes easier by driving health policy, researching black market insulin and developing and hosting one-day boot camps.


Marine snail inspires fast-acting injectable insulin

The treatment could give patients with diabetes better, more immediate control over their blood sugar.


Building diabetes awareness

The U’s Driving Out Diabetes Initiative reports successes and future efforts during a historic Diabetes Awareness Month.


Experimental treatment subdues Type 1 diabetes in laboratory mice

The therapeutic agent converts cells that normally control glucose production into ones that generate insulin.


Explore U of U Health discoveries and innovations

“Pioneering the Future” digital collection celebrates scientists carrying on a tradition of excellence.


Sea snail, human insulin hybrid could lead to better diabetes treatments

World’s smallest, fully functional version of insulin combines the potency of human insulin with the fast-acting potential of venom insulin produced by predatory cone snails.


Seeking black market medications

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses turn to the underground exchange for medicines and supplies, new research shows.


Imagining a world without diabetes

An initiative at University of Utah Health aims to improve the lives of people with diabetes, which affects nearly 10% of America’s population.


SMART INSULIN

U researcher developing long-lasting insulin for Type I diabetics that could eliminate the need for constant monitoring and injections.