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Medical News & Perspectives
June 11, 2014

Fully Automated Artificial Pancreas Finally Within Reach

JAMA. 2014;311(22):2260-2261. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6386

Even with increasingly effective treatments and glucose monitors, most individuals with type 1 diabetes still cannot achieve recommended glucose control goals. Many experts believe that the best near-term solution for patients will be a system that can independently restore insulin and glucose balance.

“Artificial pancreas systems will be the most revolutionary advance in diabetes care since the discovery of insulin,” said Aaron Kowalski, PhD, a vice president at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a global organization that funds type 1 diabetes research.

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