Can you please guide me about artificial pancreas?
- By Team TDO
Artificial pancreas' is a project still under development and testing. It is aimed at helping people cope with Type 1 Diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, the patient's pancreas becomes faulty and does not secrete insulin in response to rise in blood sugar levels. Development of an 'Artificial Pancreas' will do the work of the pancreas. Thus, an artificial pancreas does not mean that an actual pancreas is created; it only means that a device is created which will perform the insulin releasing function of the pancreas.