World Diabetes DayWorld Diabetes Day — Nov. 14 — centers around raising awareness for those who live every day with diabetes.

This year, that aim remains the same, and medical technology companies all over the world continue to look for ways to help manage the metabolic disease.

Some of those treatments involve insulin, which was discovered as a treatment for diabetes in 1922 and remains the standard of care. World Diabetes Day falls on Nov. 14 because it is the birthday of Frederick Banting, one of the scientists who helped to discover insulin as a treatment for diabetes.

However, while many medtech companies look for ways to make insulin accessible and efficient in treating diabetes, others are innovating treatment avenues outside of insulin. Regardless of the path chosen, all have created intriguing options for helping to manage and treat diabetes. Here are seven innovations in diabetes treatment that are worth keeping an eye on: