Artificial Pancreas Tested Overnight

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Artificial Pancreas Tested Overnight
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 5:34pm

Researchers had success in testing the artificial pancreas during the night on campers at diabetes camps in several countries.  

"Overnight control is the most difficult and worrisome part of diabetes management," explained Aaron Kowalski, vice president for treatment therapies at JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), based in New York City.

"It's amazing how effective the artificial pancreas is at reducing low blood sugar levels without having to wake up a child and make them eat something, which disturbs their sleep, adds calories to their day and leaves sugar on their teeth overnight," Kowalski said.

Read more: http://www.ivillage.com/artificial-pancreas-worked-overnight-kids-type-1-diabetes/4-a-524462

The article says they will be testing it out in homes next.  Would you be willing for your child to participate in future studies?