New research may change lives of Type 1 Diabetes patients - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


New research may change lives of Type 1 Diabetes patients


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.

©2010 KCBD NewsChannel 11.  All rights reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.