A Smartphone will be the Latest Tool of Managing Diabetes, Scientists Claim

A medic taking blood from a diabetes patient

A recent study suggests people will soon regulate their body via smartphone

A new study published in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine, states that diabetics will soon be able to manage their condition by using their smartphone. Soon, one’s sugar levels will be controlled by the mere press of a button.

The research collected a number of nerve stimulating procedures ranging from ancient traditional acupuncture techniques to neuromodulation, which involves electrical devices that relieve chronic pain, pelvic disorders, and Parkinson’s disease. Scientists have looked at all possible treatments for inflammatory disorders and deadly infections. The study suggests nerve stimulation to be beneficial in treating diabetes, obesity, pancreatitis, paralysis, colitis and dangerous infections.

Dr.Luis Ulloa, from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, compared our bodies to darkened rooms. Only by turning the power on, we can see what’s inside said room.

“Our body is like that room and has an electrical network that can be used to manipulate and help control how it works.” He states.

Ulloa points out to existing technologies that regulate people’s health,  with the pacemaker being a prime example.

Bioelectronic medicine is the next step of electroacupuncture and aims to treat chronic diseases with electrical signals in the body. This can be done via miniature implantable devices which will keep organs in optimal condition.

“All you have to do look at the pacemaker and how it has enabled people with arrhythmias to live long lives,” Ulloa said.

The doctor also urges scientists to compare data from all available nerve stimulating procedures, experimental or otherwise. This would mean to keep an open mind to controversial techniques including acupuncture. According to Ulloa, further study into nerve-stimulating techniques will lead to new, more effective treatments for physical and mental health diseases.

He believes our organ functions will become intertwined with our smartphone in the future.

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