Nanomedicine-Based Strategies for Diabetes: Diagnostics, Monitoring, and Treatment

Luke R. Lemmerman, Devleena Das, Natalia Higuita-Castro, Raghavendra G. Mirmira, Daniel Gallego-Perez

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Traditional methods for diabetes management require constant and tedious glucose monitoring (GM) and insulin injections, impacting quality of life. The global diabetic population is expected to increase to 439 million, with approximately US$490 billion in healthcare expenditures by 2030, imposing a significant burden on healthcare systems worldwide. Recent advances in nanotechnology have emerged as promising alternative strategies for the management of diabetes. For example, implantable nanosensors are being developed for continuous GM, new nanoparticle (NP)-based imaging approaches that quantify subtle changes in β cell mass can facilitate early diagnosis, and nanotechnology-based insulin delivery methods are being explored as novel therapies. Here, we provide a holistic summary of this rapidly advancing field compiling all aspects pertaining to the management of diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-458
Number of pages11
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • carbon nanotubes
  • cell therapies
  • diabetes
  • magnetic nanoparticles
  • nanogels
  • nanotechnology
  • quantum dots
  • scaffolds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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