Recent diabetes research shows promise in dealing with diabetes.
It may soon be possible to check your blood sugar level by way of you saliva. Recent studies have examined the ability to measure different chemical properties of saliva, which may mimic blood sugar levels directly. Research has been ongoing for several years in attempt to avoid the frequent finger sticks to determine blood sugar. While not necessarily a CURE for diabetes, efforts are being undertaken to simplify management of the disease.
Moreover, research continues on an inhaled insulin. If this research matures in to marketable consumer products, the days of needle sticks of injectable insulin may be over for many diabetic patients!