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Looking for people with type 1 diabetes to try an artificial pancreas

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This clinical trial is investigating the effects of an artificial pancreas (AP) system on brain function in older adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The main outcome to be measured will be change in alternate fuel uptake by the brain during hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose). The details Glucose is used as fuel by the brain and...

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Do different meals affect glucose levels in people using an artificial pancreas?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of adding protein and/or fat to a meal with a standard amount of carbohydrates, in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) using an artificial pancreas (AP). It was determined adding protein and/or fat did not affect glucose levels over time, but did influence the timing of spikes in glucose levels, and...

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Can the artificial pancreas improve control of glucose levels without increasing insulin doses?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of the artificial pancreas (APs) in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It was determined that APs improve control of glucose levels, without increasing the insulin dose.  Some background A traditional insulin pump is a small device that continuously delivers insulin, without...

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Artificial pancreas effective in regulating glucose in patients with well-controlled type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared a new method of insulin delivery, a hybrid closed-loop system, with standard insulin pumps in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It was found that the time spent at the desired glucose concentration was improved with the closed-loop system. Some background A traditional insulin pump is a small device that...

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Single-hormone compared to dual-hormone artificial pancreas during continuous and interval exercise

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine whether the dual-hormone artificial pancreas reduces hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood glucose) when compared to insulin alone during exercise. The authors concluded that the dual-hormone artificial pancreas out-performed insulin alone when controlling glucose levels during exercise in adults with type 1...

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Diabetes and Innovation: Insulin Pump + CGM = Artificial Pancreas

Diabetes and Innovation: Insulin Pump + CGM = Artificial Pancreas

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 2 comments

E-health and mobile connectivity, coupled with powerful software, is hitting the diabetes community by storm.  It’s a whole new world out there in self-care for people with diabetes. Insulin Pumps Rather than giving yourself individual injections of insulin every time you need it, an insulin pump provides you with rapid or short acting insulin...

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An artificial pancreas for glucose control

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the safety of an artificial pancreas system. The current study concluded that the artificial pancreas system is safe and also provides better blood sugar control than insulin pump therapy. Some background Achieving normal blood sugar levels can be challenging for patients. An artificial pancreas system has been...

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Is the artificial pancreas safe and effective for overnight use in type 1 diabetics living at home?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aimed to determine the safety and effectiveness of an artificial pancreas in type 1 diabetics living at home. Some background An insulin pump allows patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to enter in the carbohydrate content of a meal and the pump releases insulin based on this. A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is a device...

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Is the artificial pancreas safe and effective in young type 1 diabetics living at home?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aimed to determine the safety and effectiveness of an artificial pancreas in young type 1 diabetics living at home. Some background An insulin pump allows patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to enter in the carbohydrate content of a meal and the pump releases insulin based on this. A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is a...

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