Whenever finger pricks, sugar ranges, and insulin injections are on your mind, have faith, diabetics: the Food and Drug Administration has recently approved the first artificial pancreas – a hybrid closed-loop system that includes an insulin pump accompanied by a continuous glucose monitor. This wonderful invention not only swiftly halts the insulin pump in the event the patient’s blood glucose level falls too low, but can even anticipate the decrease, which will help prevent it before it occurs.
This particular higher level automation reveals a totally new world for people with diabetes, lessening the need to be on consistent blood sugar alert, along with the concern about overnight sugar lows.
“You get almost normalized overnight blood glucose. For people with Type 1 diabetes, that’s massively important,” states Aaron Kowalski, chief mission officer for the JDRF, which has funded the vast majority of research. “The diabetes isn’t gone, but [wearers] can think about it less …This is a historic milestone.”
While there are still modifications to be worked through, like the length of time necessary for the insulin delivered to take effect and the accessibility of the CGM component, for many, the improved quality of life to be realized is important.
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