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06/30/2011

Artificial pancreas to maintain glucose levels

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    An artificial pancreas could eliminate the needs of diabetics for insulin injections by delivering the insulin automatically when required.
    People with type 1 diabetes can maintain normal sugar levels by engaging in low key activities after eating. Working off this idea, the pancreas would consist of a closed loop system containing a blood sugar monitor, insulin pump, activity monitors attached to the body, and a processing unit. Input from the activity and blood sugar monitors would be analyzed by the CPU, which would then activate the insulin pump as required.
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