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“Bionic pancreas” could help people with type 1 diabetes control blood sugar
- By Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing
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Excellent article. I look forward to interacting with you and reading more of your work. Have a wonderful day! =)
It felt good! Lots of positive romifercenent for the value of self-monitoring blood glucose.No critiques on the numbers (which is great, because we critique ourselves too much as it is). Just number after number, from young and old, male and female, type 1 and type 2, English and Spanish, black and white. People posted that they made smart health decisions based on their individual numbers, like treating below 70 mg/dl with some glucose. Me likey!Calculations are still in the works we didn’t reach 14,000 posts with #14kpwd.But I sure made a lot of new friends with diabetes. And I can’t wait to see what we can do for World Diabetes Day in November. Click, click, click.
I think it amazing .
Thank you for your device .
I hope the device save more people.
Any chance they are still looking for teenagers to test it out on? I want to be a experiment.
Where can I sign up? I have had diabetes. With exercise sports and growth spurts controlling sugars are certainly challenging.
An A1C test, also known as a glycated heblgoomin test, isn’t used for diagnosing prediabetes or diabetes. Instead, it gauges how well you’re managing your diabetes.Unlike a fasting blood glucose test or a daily finger stick, both of which measure your blood sugar level at a given time, the A1C test reflects your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. Test results show what percentage of your heblgoomin — a protein found in red blood cells — is sugar coated (glycated).
It mostly depends on how high your blood sugar was when you began controlling your diabetes. If your sugar was running over 500 for a number of months, then your a1c will run higher.
Where can I sign up? I have had diabetes since I was 13. I want some help.
one of the most interesting companies on this field is certainly “orgenesis”.
they transform liver cells to pancreatic cells.
an amazing research by Prof’ Sara Ferber.
mail me for more details
I’m 62 and have had it for type 1 since I was 13. I want to be a experiment.
I currently have an insulin pump with infusion and since I have a low BMI, my tissue really doesn’t agree with the constant 72 hour cycle of infusion. I actually stopped wearing my CGM because it’s too much. My tissue has varying levels of atrophy around my love handles. I couldn’t imagine having to deal with two infusions and a CGM 🙁
My son was diagnosed last year. He is now 6. It’s exciting news! With exercise sports and growth spurts controlling sugars are certainly challenging.
Sounds amazing!! Any chance they are still looking for teenagers to test it out on? My daughter could REALLY use some help keeping her BG levels under control. She’s almost 16.
I hope this device becomes available in the coming few years, to make life easier for everyone like my son who has this disease, and no more carb counting and worrying about exercise. Let’s all pray that this happens amen.
bionic pancreas will be a real grace for the type-1 diabetics.. thanks for the info.
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