Blogs, Articles & Research

Diabetes UK’s research to develop an artificial pancreas


Comment: Charity Diabetes UK has funded two research project to develop an artificial pancreas for Type 1 diabetes sufferers.


The artificial pancreas is composed of a small device that monitors glucose levels in the body and which is connected to the patient's abdomen via a small drip tube that administers insulin when necessary.


Patients need to check their glucose levels in the blood several times a day to calibrate the machine but this device is planned to replace the cumbersome insuline injections.


The artificial pancreas wearer must learn to adjust the insuline levels thoughout the day according to diet and exercise.


The pump can be disconnected for a maximum of one hour if the wearer practices contact sports or swimming.


Original article:

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person

Read some of our latest blogs

How can nutrition contribute to the treatment of clinical depression? 6 April 2017 - With more and more people experiencing mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, it is...
Intuitive Eating and Eating Disorder Recovery 6 April 2017 - What is intuitive eating? Intuitive eating is a method that helps you improve your relationship with...
How Does Your Gut Affect Your Health? 14 February 2017 - The word bacteria normally has a negative association. Bacteria has become a generalised term we use...
Hormonal Imbalance and Eating Disorders 6 December 2016 - Hormonal Imbalance and Eating Disorders Hormones are chemical substances in our body that regulate several processes,...