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Research on Artificial Pancreas Proceeding as Expected

by Kathy Jones on June 28, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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 Research on Artificial Pancreas Proceeding as Expected

Research efforts to develop artificial pancreas to allow diabetics to have greater control over their blood sugar levels is proceeding apace.

"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," said Dr. Richard A. Insel, executive vice president for research at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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This technology is viewed as a temporary solution, while researchers are still hunting for a biological solution for diabetes.

Aaron Kowalski, research director of the JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Project, said as much, "This will help keep people healthy while we drive toward a biological approach, which will take longer."

The advances in this technology were detailed in a symposium co-sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and the JDRF at the ADA annual meeting on Sunday.


Source: Medindia
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