In recent stats, it has been found out that the number of people suffering from Diabetes is on a constant rise. To fight diabetes, there may be many paths for one to follow –
But what’s ground-breaking is a research that has been published in the American Journal of Transplantation – Artificial Pancreas, that is performing well in humans in a pilot study.
Researchers are reporting a breakthrough toward developing the artificial pancreas as a treatment for diabetes and other conditions by combining mechanical artificial pancreas technology with transplantation of islet cells, which produce insulin.
The study monitored 14 patients with pancreatitis and had them undergo a standard surgery and auto-islet transplantation treatments, a closed-loop insulin pump, which relies on a continuous cycle of feedback information related to blood measurements, was better than multiple daily insulin injections for maintaining normal blood glucose levels.
Use of the mechanical artificial pancreas in patients after islet transplantation may help the transplanted cells to survive longer and produce more insulin for longer, said lead author Gregory Forlenza. “It is our hope that combining these technologies will aid a wide spectrum of patients, including patients with diabetes, in the future.”