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Families await artificial pancreas until cure for diabetes
USA Today

Skipping a meal, forgetting to do a glucose check or miscalculating carbohydrate counts can have serious consequences for people with juvenile diabetes, but there’s a medical device on the horizon that will give them better protection from severe swings in blood sugar levels. It’s called an artificial pancreas. The device is not implanted in the body but worn almost like a heart rate monitor. It has three parts: a glucose sensor and an insulin pump, which are nothing new, and a tiny specialized computer.