Artificial pancreas to help diabetics control blood sugar levels

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Under the name most often refers to diabetes mellitus, which in human blood increases the level of glucose. The name comes from the Greek word "diabalo", meaning "to pass through". The first symptoms of this disease were discovered until the seventeenth century. Patients with diabetes of the 1st type have regular injections of insulin to maintain proper blood sugar levels. But marks can be removed with artificial developed by experts from Harvard University.

30 patients participated in the 12-week trial of the innovative system, developed at Harvard. Scientists are very proud of their development and believe that it is able to significantly improve the quality of life of diabetics. Artificial pancreas controlled by an app installed on a smartphone, so the patient always knows the current level of glucose in their blood and decides to use the traditional shot or use a tiny pump delivering the drug in his blood.

"today, it was the longest human trial, which we organized. All tests conducted up to this point, allowed us to optimize the algorithms of the device so that the quality of life of patients increased to the optimal level," — said Professor of Harvard Francis Doyle.

Artificial pancreas was created with an emphasis on the fact that she was able to repeat the functions of the real organ of the human body. A closed system contains an insulin pump and a subcutaneous sensor, which in real time monitors the blood and sends it via Bluetooth to the smartphone of the patient. Depending on the glucose level, the pump can automatically inject the required amount of insulin in the body, thus regulating his condition. Researchers believe that the test apparatus was more than successful. While the press did not report when the project reaches the stage that it can be put on the market. But scientists do not exclude that it will happen very soon.

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