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Researchers Test "Bionic Pancreas" at Camp for Diabetic Kids

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 8:51am

For the past few weeks, young diabetic children have attended a summer camp in Massachusetts and researchers are testing a device called the "bionic pancreas" on some of them. The device checks blood sugar every five minutes and transmits the information to a smartphone app, which figures out if the user needs insulin to lower blood sugar levels, or glucagon to raise it.

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