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Diabetes

29 June 2010

Artificial Pancreas Continues to Show Promise

New research finds it improves blood sugar control overnight in type 1 diabetics

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"We have pioneered the development of a closed-loop artificial pancreas because we believe it will significantly impact the lives of individuals with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, by providing exquisite control of blood sugar," Dr. Richard A. Insel, executive vice president for research at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), said during a noon teleconference Saturday.

 

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