7 innovations that are changing the way we manage diabetes, a disease that affects 371 million people worldwide




It's been almost a century since researchers discovered a way to treat diabetes.


Since then, there have been a number of medical and technological advances that aim to make the lives of people living with diabetes - both type 1 and type 2 - more manageable. Around the globe, the group of conditions affects 371 million people worldwide, a number that's expected to increase to 552 million by 2030.

From monitoring blood sugar levels - a taxing experience that people with diabetes must grow used to doing every day - to ways that make insulin easier to deliver, here are some of the innovations that are changing the way we manage diabetes.