The frustration of diabetic patients to constantly prick their fingers to monitor their blood sugar levels might come to an end. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation developed an ‘artificial pancreas’ that could allow diabetics to control their blood sugar automatically.
The device is part implant, part worn device consisting of an insulin pump, a continuous glucose monitor, and advanced control software. It automatically monitors blood sugar and vary insulin level doses accordingly getting rid of the patient’s need for constant calculation and adjustments.
JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is a major charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research (T1D).