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Are there any artificial pancreases (pancrelipase)?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
No: However, transplant of small cellular components of the pancreas which make the insulin, called islets, are done in a few experimental centers around the country. In addition, some patients can do well with an external artificial Insulin pump which delivers Insulin over a two day period and has to be adjusted less frequently than given Insulin shots.
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Dr. Jonathan Fridell
General Surgery 29 years experience
Yes. Referred to as "closing the loop" between continuous glucometer and insulin pump. Not FDA approved or clinically available.
Dec 7, 2012
Dr. George Loss
Transplant Surgery 35 years experience
No: But there are Insulin pumps.
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