STATES CHRONICLE – The Food and Drug Administration of US accepts the use of an insulin gadget produced especially for type 1 diabetics, scientists being confident that this device could lead to the evolution of an artificial pancreas. Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, the director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, claimed that FDA intends to make available all technology necessary to strengthen the standards of life for those diabetics who expect daily medical support.
The doctor also asserted that this new device would come in handy for those ill persons who are striving to live a normal life. With the help of this artificial pancreas, they will be able to enjoy the freedom they were used to. The new gadget is called MiniMed 670G and it’s used to modify the levels of insulin needed, with just a little help from its user.
This device was developed by Medtronic, and it works through a sensor which measures the levels of glucose from beneath the skin. It uses a pump and a patch which can deliver the variation points of insulin, without needing a person to monitor the blood sugar. Considering FDA statements, this device hasn’t yet reached the functionality of a human pancreas because it needs a human being to manually modify the levels of insulin.
Dr. Francine Kaufman, who is the chief medical officer of the Diabetes Group at Medtronic, stated that FDA’s approval was the result of so many years of collaboration and hard work, in which clinical staff and patients work together for the good of patients. They managed to generate and test this new gadget which is prone to change the lives of so many diabetics.
Another scientist who believes that this device will be life-changing is the president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Derek Rapp. He also claimed that the future of medicine and all those suffering from diabetes are about to experience a benefic change through this amazing device. This artificial pancreas is the result of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s hard work to find a way to the cure and prevent this terrible disease.
Proof that shows us this device is indeed successful is the case of Les Hazelton, who used it for testing and stated he felt much better after automatically taking his doses of insulin.
Do you think that this device could be as good as a real pancreas? Do you believe that other organs are soon to be replaced by machines?
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