Artificial Pancreas Ready to Help People with Diabetes by 2018

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The development of the Artificial Pancreas Device Systems helps patients combat the effects of diabetes by having it mimic the functions of a real pancreas.

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Image Credit: Medtronic Diabetes

The pancreas works by secreting hormones like insulin and glucagon which are important in maintaining the body’s sugar levels. Insulin helps the body break down glucose into usable energy, decreasing its levels in your blood.

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Image Credit: Medtronic Diabetes

The Artificial Pancreas resolves all the issues by aggregating all the needed equipment and form a “closed-loop” system which can be easily worn by the patient at all times.

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The Artificial Pancreas consists of 4 main parts: the CGM sensor, the CGM receiver, the control algorithm device (CAD), and the insulin pump.

Engineers and scientists are still addressing issues on its reading accuracy, reliability, and security against threats of hacking before it can be released on the market.

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