Biotechnology is all around us and although it may not be obvious to the ordinary person, to person’s who have been helped health-wise, biotechnology is a life-changer. Although traditional medicine has its place, biotechnology has also found a place in the hearts of many all across the world because of the hope that it offers for treating diseases and conditions that have conventionally been considered as incurable. Saar Pilosof says, As biotechnologists continue to innovate and to produce biotechnological products, they will continue to impact the world even more as time goes by.
Diabetics, whether they are type 1 or type 2, can expect to see more light at the end of the tunnel with the breakthrough products that are being developed to alleviate and possibly even cure this debilitating condition. Thanks to developments in the field of biotechnology, there is growing hope for an end to the life-long suffering associated with this disease.
Up to 2016, up to 422 million persons worldwide were suffering from diabetes. Add to that figure the millions of others who suffer from other conditions directly related to diabetes such as stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and blindness, and you will begin to realize the magnitude of this problem. The World Health Organization has estimated that diabetes will become the 7th leading cause of death in the world by the year 2030 if there are no better cures or treatments found for the disease.
There are a number of organizations all around the world that are working on developing possible cures using biotechnology. One such organization has developed a mini-organ that is intended to attack diabetes from a cellular perspective. This could lead to the removal of the need for insulin injections by diabetics. The name of the mini-organ is the DRI Mini-hub which performs the function of a healthy pancreas.