An Artificial Pancreas Helps Treat Type 1 Diabetes

November 28, 2014 5:22 PM

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Could an external artificial pancreas improve glucose control and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia when compared to conventional diabetes treatments? Researchers at the University of Montreal's Department of Nutrition are working on a clinical trial that's comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes.

The external artificial pancreas works as an automated system that stimulates the normal pancreas by continuously adapting insulin delivery based on changes in glucose levels.

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