The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance designed to help investigators and manufacturers as they develop and seek approval for artificial pancreas device systems to treat type 1 diabetes. This step comes after a large campaign led by the Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation … Read more
Diabetes technology has vastly improved in the last decade, and most people with diabetes who have the opportunity to wear an insulin pump or a continuous glucose monitor are grateful for the assistance they provide. But even with these advanced tools, the biggest burdens of diabetes – the insulin dosing and blood sugar testing – still lie on the person with diabetes or a caregiver. Read more
The artificial pancreas is better at controlling night time blood sugar levels than conventional pump therapy according to two knew studies carried out at the Wellcome Trust clinical research facility at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in England…. Read more
New research, funded by Diabetes UK, has found that use of an artificial pancreas by woman suffering from type 1 diabetes during pregnancy may drastically reduce cases of stillbirth and mortality rates… Read more
A panel of experts convened by the FDA and NIH to try to advance research and development of the artificial pancreas put forth clinical recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology in real-life situations.
The experts are in agreement that even with the advanced treatments available today… Read more
Researchers from the University of California San Diego and GlySens Inc. have developed an implantable sensor that measures blood sugar continuously and transmits the information without wires, according to a Reuters report .
The device worked in one pig for more than a year and in another for nearly 10 months with no trouble, and the researchers hope to start a human study within a few months… Read more
The artificial pancreas is no longer the jet pack of diabetes, talked about for decades without ever coming to fruition… Read more
An artificial pancreas recently developed at the National Center for Childhood Diabetes at Schneider Children’s Hospital in Israel, was tested on seven patients between the ages of 19 and 30. The device consists of a pump that releases insulin and a sensor, which is connected to a small computer which calculates the required amount of insulin to be delivered… Read more
The Islet Sheet looks like a clear business card and feels wet and slick on the finger. You can see the islets, which look to the naked eye like fine white sand… Read more
The new artificial pancreas system developed at Boston University was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of type 1 diabetic patients in the first clinical trial conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital…. Read more