Artifical Pancreas Treatmen Shows Result
Recent study on artificial pancreas treatment has just been released by English researchers. It is said that this artificial organ designed for people with diabetes type 1 can increase blood sugar level control and lower the risk of hypoglycemia
Analyzed data shows that the blood glucose average of artificial pancreas users can reach the target, or increased by 28%. The study itself was conducted by a team from theUniversityofCambridgeled by Dr. Roman Hovorka.
Study conducted by Hovorka involved 24 people with diabetes type 1 and they were all challenged to use artificial pancreas in 2 scenarios. 12 of the respondents were fed dinner on time in a medium portion (60 grams of carbohydrates) and also given regular insulin pump. The other 12 used artifical pancreas for all night long. Few weeks later, all participants switched program.
Second scenario was designed with bigger portion (100 grams of carbohydrates) given at 8.30 pm and wine was also included. Half of the participants used artificial pancreas while the other half was given insulin pump. All of them were monitored twice a night. 15% of those who had dinner on time reached targeted blood pressure and 28% of those who had late dinner reached the same target. When combined, average of blood glucose escalation is 22%.
One of biggest concerns about type 1 diabetics is the risk of hypoglycemia occurred during night sleep. In this study, serious incidence of hypoglycemia was not found, even after midnight. So, this a good sign of artificial pancreas treatment.
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