Artificial Pancreas

Michael Quartuccio, M.D., Thomas Donner, M.D.
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  • An "artificial pancreas" generally refers to automated, closed-looped insulin-delivery systems for patients with diabetes. They generally are comprised of a continuous glucose monitor, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump), and a processor with loaded algorithms to determine the dosage of insulin to deliver. Some systems are "bihormonal," containing both insulin and glucagon.

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Last updated: February 26, 2017