Researchers Develop Artificial Pancreas for Managing Diabetes

Researchers Develop Artificial Pancreas for Managing DiabetesA recent Canadian research has shed light on how "artificial pancreas" could help in managing type 1 diabetes effectively as compared to the conventional insulin pump. It has been claimed by a team from the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal that the artificial pancreas successfully rise glucose levels.

Based on an intelligent algorithm, which tracks variations in glucose levels, the artificial pancreas system is expected to provide patients the much needed breather from the traditional insulin therapy. It has been seen how the dual-hormone artificial pancreas benefitted 15 patients with type 1 diabetes.

It is known that those who suffer from Type 1 diabetes have to receive insulin injection, else they would have to suffer from many health complications linked with high blood glucose. They ultimately face risk attached with diseases like blindness or kidney failure. It also saves patients from suffering hypoglycemia, which can make them disoriented or they may end losing consciousness.

"We have hope to be close to the improvement of treatment (less high blood glucose and less low), which would be a tremendous improvement in patients' lives", said Dr. Remi Rabasa-Lhoret, Director of the obesity, metabolism and diabetes research clinic at the IRCM, in a statement.