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How close are inventors to having artificial pancreas?

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In brief: Artificial pancreas

The artificial pancreas is a continuous glucometer that communicates with an Insulin pump.
They exist but are not fda approved due to issues with hypoglycemia, but will likely be the future of Insulin care. Pancreas transplantation is currently the most reliable way to achieve optimized glycemic control at the price of a large operation and lifelong immunosuppression.

In brief: Artificial pancreas

The artificial pancreas is a continuous glucometer that communicates with an Insulin pump.
They exist but are not fda approved due to issues with hypoglycemia, but will likely be the future of Insulin care. Pancreas transplantation is currently the most reliable way to achieve optimized glycemic control at the price of a large operation and lifelong immunosuppression.
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Gutti Rao
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In brief: Far away

They are at present doing pancreatic transplants but no artificial pancreas.

In brief: Far away

They are at present doing pancreatic transplants but no artificial pancreas.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Jonathan Fridell
The artificial pancreas is a continuous glucometer that communicates with an insulin pump. They exist but are not FDA approved.
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