It was July 2015 when Dr Edward Damiano (pictured) introduced the world to the iLet, a bionic pancreas that could revolutionise type 1 diabetes treatment, but how far away are we from seeing the device bought to market?
Such is the burden of diabetes management, it can be easy to forget that we are living in a very exciting time in regard to diabetes research.
The days of diagnosing diabetes through urine tests alone are long gone, people with type 2 diabetes are able to reverse their condition and life expectancy for people with type 1 diabetes is increasing.
As well as increased scientific knowledge into diabetes, there is a wide range of innovative products that have been developed – or are in the process of being developed – to make life easier if you have diabetes.
Here are five of those pioneering devices.