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Artificial pancreas offers new hope for diabetics

Written by Will Ziebell

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Researchers are testing a new device which can act as an artificial pancreas in the hope it will dramatically change the lives of people living with type-one diabetes.

The University of Melbourne scientists are currently trialling the new “closed loop” system which will continuously monitor blood sugar levels and adjust insulin accordingly.

Associate Professor David O’Neal says the new technology enables diabetics to better control their health without the need for intrusive medical treatment.

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