Groundbreaking Results Bring the Artificial Pancreas One Step Closer to Reality…

Home use of a dual hormone, bionic pancreas-a device that combines continuous glucose monitoring with delivery of rapid-acting insulin and glucagon to maintain blood glucose levels-can safely and effectively lower mean blood glucose levels and hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), compared to the use of an insulin pump.

These findings pertain to adults with type 1 diabetes who perform normal daily activities. This is a tremendous outcome as results suggest that the bionic pancreas could profoundly reduce burdens on the person with diabetes.

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