Nanotechnology for diabetes treatment

Nanotechnology holds a great deal of promise for the world of medicine. It is likely that some of the first truly revolutionary changes noticeable in our everyday lives will be brought about by nanomedicine. the possibilities of nanomedicine include nanoformulations for efficient drug delivery, smart drugs which only activate when needed, engineered microbes which produce human hormones, and even "nanorobots", which would move autonomously around the body acting as a boost, or a replacement, for our immune system, red blood cells, or many other biological systems. Whilst many of these applications of nanotechnology as a long way off, there is a great deal of active research into medical technology - much of which is is not very far-fetched. This article explores the way in which nanotechnology could be used to effectively treat, and possibly cure, diabetes - in particular Type 1 diabetes.