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Insmart Artificial Pancreas

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  1. payam7777777

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    A team at De Montfort University is developing a device which when implanted into the peritoneal cavity will automatically release the correct amount of insulin in response to varying blood sugar levels. The ‘artificial pancreas’ is currently in prototype form and undergoing pre-clinical trials. Renfrew Group International has been instrumental in developing the device and its associated hardware systems.

    http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/resea.../artificial-pancreas/artificial-pancreas.aspx
    http://www.renfrewgroup.com/pancreas.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuzV3h2MyN4

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    I wonder if it makes any difference that the insulin goes thru the liver first? I wonder if counter regulatory responses would be better?

    I have seen some studies with peritoneal insulin delivery that were wonderfully different than sub q insulin, but for the delivery to be completely automatic is cool
     
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    Wow! Thanks for sharing. I too understand that insulin delivered this way works better. I hope they get the funding to keep developing. In theory it sounds like a simpler more efficient solution than some of the other artificial pancreas models. Hope it works. Ali
     

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