“Bionic pancreas” shows promise for diabetes management

According to the American Diabetes Association, about one million Americans have Type 1 diabetes. As a result of Type 1 diabetes having no known cure, those diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have to succumb to treatment for the rest of their lives. A recent invention by researchers at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital show a prototype of an artificial “bionic pancreas” that will allow those with Type 1 diabetes to manage their blood insulin and glucagon levels more efficiently. The bionic pancreas device has been tested on both adults and children and has been found to be effective. This development is of particular interest because a disproportionate percentage of African-Americans are diabetics.


Contributing Author: Rosevine Azap

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