Successful trial of an artificial pancreas in 26 diabetic volunteers
British doctors managed to test an artificial pancreas to stabilize the level of sugar and insulin in the body of 26 volunteers with type 2 diabetes.
The journal Nature Medicine indicates that the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus leads to a violation of sugar metabolism and causes an imbalance in the body of a sick person. For example, a person with diabetes has non-healing wounds, a weak immune system, urinary tract infections.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 463 million people worldwide have type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The first type is caused by autoimmune diseases, and the second type is caused by chronically high blood sugar levels.
Being overweight is one of the main risk factors for the disease. Because high levels of sugar and insulin in the blood often accompany weight gain, which in many cases leads to rapid depletion of the pancreas and the development of type 2 diabetes.
The artificial pancreas, which has been tested in Britain, constantly monitors changes in the patient’s blood sugar levels and determines the amount of insulin to be pumped into the bloodstream in the event of a sharp rise.
And the results of testing the artificial pancreas on 26 volunteers with severe type 2 diabetes for four weeks showed that it completely coped with its task, as doctors noted the stability of blood sugar levels in all patients for 66 percent. time and that was what happened. It is used by patients when insulin is injected into the body several times a day. The new treatment was found to lower average blood sugar levels by 36 percent compared to insulin injections.