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Are there any artificial pancreases (pancrelipase)?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Jonathan Fridell
Yes. Referred to as "closing the loop" between continuous glucometer and insulin pump. Not FDA approved or clinically available.
Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: No

But there are Insulin pumps.

In brief: No

But there are Insulin pumps.
Dr. George Loss
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