Thursday, 13 June 2013

Artificial Pancreas to Be A Saviour for Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatitis Sufferers?

The news is good but we may be a long way off from the artificial pancreas becoming a reality.
Artificial pancreases under development have so far shown improvements to those who have diabetes in Europe. As further improvements are made the artificial pancreas could hopefully become a solution for those who suffer from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

Medicine is consistently improving and research into pancreas has shown slow developments over time. Hopefully In the next few decades cures and possible alternatives are provided for those who suffer from pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis. The importance of this organ has come to fruition globally over the past decades and large funding is seen in medical institutes throughout Europe and North America.

The artificial pancreas uses infrared data and monitors glucose levels of those it is treating. Specifically proving a much safer solution to patients who have glucose levels that dangerously fluctuate while they are sleeping.

While the testing of the artificial pancreas is new and has only been treated on around 20 patients. We hope over the coming years there is major progression for this instrument. Right now it is designed to help type 1 diabetes sufferers however in future years we hope it helps pancreatic cancer sufferers and pancreatitis sufferers.

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