Introducing the Bionic Pancreas

Welcome to diabetes in the 21st century-- a new product on the market has major promise for diabetes management.

iLet Bionic Pancreas

The Beta Bionics corporation announced the upcoming release of the iLet Bionic Pancreas. The device is designed to do the job that your natural pancreas would do-- that is to deliver insulin and glucagon in order to regulate your blood sugar.

Developed at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital by a team led by Dr. Ed Damiano, the Bionic Pancreas has finally been tested on humans and is ready to hit the market soon.

The Benefits

The Bionic Pancreas is designed to adapt to an individual person's needs, regardless of whether they are type 1 or type 2. Developers are hoping that this technology will be convenient and accurate-- the next best thing to having a functional pancreas.

Best of all, no surgery is required.

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