This weekend, doctors announced a technological breakthrough: the creation of an “artificial pancreas” which would monitor constantly the level of blood sugar in diabetics and would supply enough insulin automatically.
This smart insulin pump work on a schedule to be turn on and off according to the blood-sugar level while people sleep.
The machine, made by Medtronic Inc. Minneapolis company, is already on sale in Europe and is still analyzed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The pump is about the size of a cell phone and can be carried on a belt or in a pocket.
It still requires more testing to imitate the programming of a real pancreas. However, doctors say that the new study suggests that it is a realistic goal.