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BBC News – Artificial pancreas hope for children with diabetes | February 15, 2010

Scientists in Cambridge have shown that an “artificial pancreas” can be used to regulate blood sugar in children with Type 1 diabetes.

A trial found that combining a “real time” sensor measuring glucose levels with a pump that delivers insulin can boost overnight blood sugar control.

The Lancet study showed the device significantly cut the risk of blood sugar levels dropping dangerously low.

Experts said the results were an important “step forward”.

via BBC News – Artificial pancreas hope for children with diabetes.

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