Work on developing a prototype wearable artificial pancreas to improve care and lifestyle for diabetic people is showing "very encouraging results" at City University, London.
The European Commission-funded project mimics the way that insulin is naturally delivered in the body and could mean that people with Type 1 diabetes - often babies and young children - could have their blood glucose levels much closer to normal than is currently possible.
"We have been developing a technological solution to replace the actions of the pancreas by combining a glucose sensor, a physiological model, and an insulin pump," said Dr Roman Hovorka. "So far the results are very encouraging and this could potentially become a product within five years."
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