November 10th, 2011

Diabetes’ artificial pancreas still faces a long, bumpy road

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And researchers are working on just that. Mayo Clinic was scheduled to begin running trials this month on a closed-loop system that uses an abdominal patch to measure blood sugar continuously, a pager-sized pump to deliver insulin beneath the skin and a sophisticated software algorithm using unique patient information. Mayo’s system also takes into account physical activity and metabolic response, which is a critical variable in insulin action.

MedCity News, Deanna Pogorelc, 11/10/11

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes

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