Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fully Automated Artificial Pancreas Finally Within Reach

Even with increasingly effective treatments and glucose monitors, most individuals with type 1 diabetes still cannot achieve recommended glucose control goals. Many experts believe that the best near-term solution for patients will be a system that can independently restore insulin and glucose balance.
“Artificial pancreas systems will be the most revolutionary advance in diabetes care since the discovery of insulin,” said Aaron Kowalski, PhD, a vice president at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a global organization that funds type 1 diabetes research.
An artificial pancreas is based on a simple concept: an automated system to dispense insulin and other pancreatic hormones based on real-time changes in blood sugar levels. But researchers face numerous challenges in turning the concept into reality (read more). Print this post

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