According to Newsweek, an artificial pancreas that is awaiting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could help those who suffer from diabetes by monitoring their blood sugar levels. The artificial pancreas would help diabetes sufferers by delivering insulin to prevent hypoglycemic attacks. The MiniMed 640G, which is developed by the Dublin-based firm Medtronic, combines a glucose sensor with an insulin pump that is connected to a patch that delivers insulin into the body. The device works with a display the size of a smartphone that provides information to diabetes sufferers who wear the “artificial pancreas.”
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