Artificial pancreas improves condition of type 1 diabetes patient

11/7/2013 | Bloomberg

A fully automated artificial pancreas has offered new hope for Thomas Brobson, a 53-year-old patient with type 1 diabetes. The experimental device involves a computer algorithm that connects to a glucose sensor and an insulin pump that interface with each other to mimic a healthy pancreas. Similar devices are being developed by companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic. After receiving the device last year as part of a three-day trial, Brobson said he slept soundly through the night without worries that his blood sugar would dip too low. "I felt like I was getting a glimpse of what a cure would be like," he said.

View Full Article in:

Bloomberg

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Director, Compliance - Health Plan Privacy & Security
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer - 14000008LR
Abbott
San Jose, CA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Health Care Exchange Account Manager
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA