Artificial pancreas is safe and effective for kids?
An artificial pancreas that automates blood sugar control for people with Type-1 diabetes has been found to be safe and effective in a pilot study among young children.
The study compared how well 12 children between ages 5-8 were able to control their diabetes using their usual insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor versus with an artificial pancreas adapted for use with young children with parental lockout controls.
Children in the trial were followed for 68 hours at a resort using the artificial pancreas and another 68 hours using their regular home treatment regimen.
While using the artificial pancreas children in the study had lower average blood sugar levels and spent more r>