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Artificial pancreas effectively controls type 1 diabetes in children age 6 and up | Science Daily
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Artificial pancreas effectively controls type 1 diabetes in children age 6 and up | Science Daily

A clinical trial on an artificial pancreas done in four pediatric diabetes centers effectively controlled type 1 diabetes for children. 101 children participated in the experiment for four months. The artificial pancreas is also known as closed-loop control where it tracks blood glucose levels using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and automatically delivers the insulin when needed using an insulin pump. This “all-in-one” diabetes management system hopes to replace reliance on testing by fingerstick or CGM with the delivery of insulin by multiple daily injections or a pump controlled by the patient or caregiver.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200826175653.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29

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