The Artificial Pancreas is a smart idea and does show promise in controlling blood sugars for type 1 diabetics who are currently using insulin pumps. The system uses a modified iPhone connected to a glucose monitor and pumps that deliver the insulin and glucagon. It mimics the natural release of daily insulin and eliminates injections.
The system has worked quite well in studies, helping minimize hypoglycemia episodes. The artificial pancreas studies have been done in controlled environments. The next step is the see how it works in real home life situations. Since I have type 1 diabetes and use an insulin pump I’m very interested to see the clinical trial results. I’ll keep you all posted with the latest updates!
Update: The bionic pancreas was tested in children & kids 6 to 11 years old at a summer camp and worked well. Watch the below video!
resource: Artificial Pancreas info