Background: Gold nanoparticles possess unique mechanical, chemical, photo-optical and
biological properties and have been an interesting field of research on life sciences. The research
studies produced new nanodevices and nanotechnology-based biosensing, diagnostics therapeutics, and
targeted drug delivery systems.
Objective: In this review, the unique potential aspects of gold nanoparticles/ nanoformulations/ or
devices related to diabetes management have been discussed together with the recent patent on the gold
nanoparticles developed for diabetes management. The first part of this review will focus on recent
strategies for the treatment of hyperglycemia and its management with the help of gold nanoparticles
and the second part of the review focused on recent patents on gold nanoparticles useful in the diabetes
Conclusion: Gold nanoparticles have proved themselves useful in diabetes therapeutics and
diagnostics. Due to the high surface area, and low toxicity, gold nanoparticles have become a unique
aspect of the delivery approach. The main issues that need to be covered are the biopharmaceutics,
biocompatibility, and potential clinical applications.
Keywords: Gold nanoparticles, diabetes, nanomedicine, nanodevices, gene delivery, patents.Gold nanoparticles, diabetes, nanomedicine, nanodevices, gene delivery, patents.
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