Diabetes patients on NHS offered hope thanks to artificial pancreas – Daily Mail

An artificial pancreas to manage type 1 diabetes could soon be offered to NHS patients after a major trial produced ‘blisteringly brilliant’ early results.

The high-tech kit continuously monitors glucose levels via sensors under a patient’s skin and, when needed, automatically delivers insulin to the bloodstream – a job normally carried out in the body by the pancreas.

It is hoped it will replace the regular finger-prick tests that diabetics need to carry out to check their blood sugar levels, as well as prevent life-threatening hypoglycaemic attacks when it drops too low.

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9979363/Diabetes-patients-NHS-offered-hope-thanks-artificial-pancreas.html

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