Artificial pancreas for patients with type 1 diabetes is under way

06/9/2011 | EndocrineWeb.com

A closed-loop artificial pancreas system is being developed to help lessen the demands of blood glucose monitoring in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Experts said the new artificial pancreas will be combined with a blood sugar monitor that will test the patient's glucose levels while simultaneously adjusting the amount of insulin delivered to the body.

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