Progress - Pancreas

BMJ 2009;338:b1617

JAMA 2009;301:1525-7 [Full Text]

In a few years, the advent of an artificial pancreas could transform diabetes care. The crucial step in developing such a device is to close the loop between the continuous glucose monitor and the insulin pump with a computer algorithm that calculates the need for delivery of insulin. Preclinical testing of such closed loop systems became more rapid last year with the approval of a computer simulation environment, which—on the basis of 10 years of data from 300 people with type 1 diabetes—mimics a human metabolic system and reduces years of animal experiments to minutes of laboratory based "in silico modelling."  [emphasis added]

 

Once the artificial pancreas reaches us, the nanotechnology of glucose responsive insulin won’t be far behind, and results of stem cell research—the ultimate biological solution for people with diabetes—may also soon follow.

BMJ 2009;338:b1617

 

The artificial pancreas may be just around the corner

JAMA 2009;301:1525-7 [Full Text]

In a few years, the advent of an artificial pancreas could transform diabetes care. The crucial step in developing such a device is to close the loop between the continuous glucose monitor and the insulin pump with a computer algorithm that calculates the need for delivery of insulin. Preclinical testing of such closed loop systems became more rapid last year with the approval of a computer simulation environment, which—on the basis of 10 years of data from 300 people with type 1 diabetes—mimics a human metabolic system and reduces years of animal experiments to minutes of laboratory based "in silico modelling."  [emphasis added]

 

Once the artificial pancreas reaches us, the nanotechnology of glucose responsive insulin won’t be far behind, and results of stem cell research—the ultimate biological solution for people with diabetes—may also soon follow.