Artificial Pancreas May Become Possibility, Holds Out Hope For Diabetic Children

It may become possible to manage type 1 diabetes in children due to work being done by Cambridge scientists for the development of something that is tantamount to an artificial pancreas.

This is a breakthrough that could come as welcome news to parents who worry about their diabetic child’s blood sugar dipping dangerously low. Now good news could be at hand for such individuals with type 1 diabetes according to this Science Daily report.

An artificial pancreas system combines a continuous glucose monitor and an insulin pump, both already on the market, and uses a sophisticated algorithm to calculate the appropriate amount of insulin to deliver based on the real-time glucose readings, according to the report. This will do away with the requirement for the daily prick on the finger as well as insulin injections. Further it will control overnight blood sugar levels more efficiently.


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