N.J. patient becomes first in U.S. to receive "artificial pancreas"

10/16/2013 | New Jersey Online

Vincent Myers of Cherry Hill, N.J., who has type 1 diabetes, has become the first American to receive a new insulin pump that automatically shuts off delivery if glucose levels drop below a certain point. The MiniMed 530G, which functions as an artificial pancreas, was approved by the FDA in September.

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