New Option Coming For People With Type 1 Diabetes

June 17, 2014

(Undated)  --  There's a new option coming for people with type 1 diabetes.  Doctor Betul Hatipoglu says a new device called a bionic pancreas will be a new way to control blood sugar.  A bionic pancreas monitors blood sugar levels and administers both insulin and glucagon, while an insulin pump only gives insulin.  A study showed people using the bionic pancreas had fewer low blood sugar episodes compared to people using insulin pumps.

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