Care Improving for Type 1 Diabetes
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|Fri, 08-12-2011 - 2:31pm|
Here is an article from CBSNews about how current medical advances in treating diabetes has narrowed the gap in life expectancy with the general population: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/27/health/webmd/main20074788.shtm
Henry predicts that the gap in life expectancy rates will continue to narrow in years to come. "Hopefully we'll have a closed-loop insulin pump system within 10 years," he says. Often referred to as an artificial pancreas, the pump will continuously monitor blood sugar levels and adjust insulin delivery automatically.
"I imagine you will be able to put on a pump and live a pretty normal life," says Henry, who is also a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego.
Hopefully science will continue to find improvements for treating diabetes.