By Karin McCay| email
Edited by Kristin Beerman | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Promising new research from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital could revolutionize life for patients with Type 1 Diabetes. As it is now, patients must constantly check their blood sugar and make daily decisions about how much insulin they need.
In this new study, 11 adults with the disease were hooked up to a system that combined a blood glucose monitor and an insulin pump. After each person ate three high-carb meals, researchers adjusted the software according to the rate at which each absorbed insulin and all the patients were able to avoid a dangerous drop in sugar levels.
Researchers hope this could someday lead to an artificial pancreas that could help all patients with type one diabetes lead a normal life with no worries about what they eat.
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