Artificial pancreas improves blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes trial

People with type 2 diabetes on insulin had improved control of their blood glucose levels after using an artificial pancreas, a new study reports.The European study is the latest to report on the benefits of a closed-loop insulin-delivery system in type 2 diabetes.

Artificial pancreas technology is advancing rapidly. Designed to mimic the function of the pancreas, closed-loop devices typically comprise an insulin pump which communicates wirelessly to a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device.

Numerous trials, particularly within type 1 diabetes, have shown closed-loop devices to improve blood glucose levels, and research is expanding into its use for people with type 2 diabetes.

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