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Artificial pancreas system shows great promise in controlling type 1 diabetes
Artificial pancreas system shows great promise in controlling type 1 diabetes

(January 28, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Montreal - An artificial pancreas system can greatly improve glucose control type 1 diabetes patients, according to a report published in CMAJ. Researchers studied 15 adult patients who had been using insulin pump treatment for type 1 diabetes. Participants underwent two 15 hour experiments--alternating control of their glucose levels with insulin pump treatment and the artificial pancreas system. Results showed that the glucose levels were in the target zone 71% of the time with the artificial pancreas system, compared to 57% with the insulin pump. As well, the artificial pancreas reduced the amount of night-time low glucose measurements 20-fold

 
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