What is artificial pancreas treatment?

Artificial pancreas treatment

There is a lot of exciting technology in the world of diabetes. One game changer that gets a lot of attention is called artificial pancreas treatment. In as little as two years the time consuming procedure of checking and regulating blood sugar levels for diabetics maybe turned on its head with this artificial pancreas treatment.

This breakthrough diabetes technology has been discussed for a very long time in medical circles. After a long wait it looks like it is almost here.

So, what is artificial pancreas treatment?

An artificial pancreas mimics the functions of a normal healthy pancreas (that produces insulin). It combines continuous blood glucose monitoring with a remote control insulin pump to maintain healthy blood sugars.Artificial pancreas treatment

This is a potential game-changer for any diabetic but perhaps even more so for parents of young children who are diabetic.

Clinical trials of the artificial pancreas will begin in the next few years. It is a race to develop this technology with health companies. Each company is very keen to get the first one to market.  Given that 400 million people across the globe struggle with diabetes being the first to develop this new technology would yield potentially big rewards.

It can run on your smartphone

This new technology can potentially run on a smart phone where your phone tracks your blood sugars.

One of the medical companies trying to get their technology to market uses a central hub platform called InControl that runs on a reconfigured smartphone. The device is linked wirelessly to a blood sugar monitor, an insulin pump and a remote monitoring site. The blood sugar monitor takes glucose levels in the blood every 5 minutes and delivers the readings to the InControl device. This means much of the human interaction that is currently necessary for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics when it comes to self-medication will be removed.

It can predict your insulin needs

The real technology lies in the algorithms that can predict how much insulin will be needed by the body ahead of time. This means that the technology will be proactive rather than reactive. In other words it will be able to predict glucose spikes and pre-empt changes to insulin sensitivity. Obviously this is cutting edge technology that thinks just like a real pancreas.

Conclusion

Clinical trials of this exciting breakthrough should begin in the next 2 years. Artificial pancreas treatment will need to prove its safety and efficacy in long-term trials in the patient’s natural environment. If all goes according to plan artificial pancreas treatment will be a multi-function device; it will be an adaptable, wearable network surrounding the patient in a digital treatment ecosystem. It will change the way the 400 million diabetic across the globe live forever.

Please also see other articles on exciting new technology in the world of diabetes including the new blood sugar patch. and also bacteria-killing protein

Please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think of any of these new technologies.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Sandra

    I know people that deal with diabetes so this is definitely helpful for my friends that are diabetic. Sorry I am not diabetic so it really doesn’t help me but really I hope your website becomes successful. I will let my diabetic friends know about your website.It also helps that you put the latest updates about the cure for diabetes.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Thanks Sandra. Yes there should be plenty of interesting content for your friends here!!

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  2. Samuel

    Wow what an awesome technology they are going to come out with, can’t wait for it to be officially release on the market, it would benefit many people with diabetes. No need to go to the doctor for a check up again, just take out your phone and boom, you’re done! Technology is really has change our lives, can’t imagine living without it.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Very true Samuel. I do hope that it will be that simple in the future. Please see some of the other exciting technology out there as well, such as the probiotic pill. http://healthybloodsugars.com/natural-cure-for-type-1-diabetes-a-probiotic-pill

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  3. billy

    Wow! This blows my mind. I have a lot of family members who suffer from diabetes.

    I worry about this kind of technology though because of the security of wifi.

    Say it gets hacked and gives a person too much insulin, that could be deadly, right?

    I am trying to get them to get rid of diabetes by eating healthier and losing weight, but that is easier said than done for some.

    Great site.

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Billy. I guess a situation like that is plausible. Too much insulin can be very detrimental and can include death. I guess that would be one of the major focal points for medical companies creating these machines. If youre looking for advice on your family eating healthier please see this blog post about a solution for them… http://healthybloodsugars.com/diabetes-destroyer-system-reviews-some-of-them-are-shameful

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  4. Richard

    Wow! I had no idea! That is a game changer!

    You say the tests should begin in the next two years and long-term testing will be required. How long is that? I could imagine that in the rush to complete the studies, some might complete the trials without dotting the Is and crossing the ts.

    I’ve seen many bad drug companies on Law & Order. Should diabetics wait until the second participant completes his testing?

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Well if they want regulatory approval then I would assume that they will be put through rigorous testing so it is not so much the companies behind these products which should be called into question but the regulators who give final approval on their products. In terms of the long term testing, I am only guessing but I would say 5 years + to ensure that the product is reliable and up to the standards expected of sophisticated consumers.

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