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Scientists Successfully Trial Artificial Pancreas That Maintain Glucose Levels In Type 2 Diabetes Patients
People living with type 2 diabetes can rejoice. Scientists have successfully trialed an artificial pancreas that maintains healthy glucose levels in the body and applied for regulatory approval of their device to make it commercially available in the market.
The device works on an algorithm developed by the University of Cambridge researchers. It was able to double the time during which the glucose levels remained in the target range and also slashed the time during which the glucose levels were high by half, according to the study published in the journal Nature Medicine.
Type 2 diabetes is a disorder in which the levels of glucose or blood sugar become very high. It is the job of insulin to control blood sugar levels in the body, but in people with type 2 diabetes, insulin production becomes uneven. The resulting increased glucose levels can cause problems including eye, kidney and nerve damage, and heart disease in the long run.