FDA Approves First Wearable Pancreas


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an “artificial pancreas” that gives and regulates the amount of insulin the body receives while simultaneously monitoring the patient’s blood sugar. Designed by Minneapolis-based Medtronics, the wearable MiniMed 530G system can detect up to 93 percent of hypoglycemia episodes. While diabetics can get products that monitor both their blood sugar as well as their insulin levels, there hadn’t been a device that conveniently did both at once.

(Source: Singularity Hub)

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