Using mathematics to treat diabetes

   ...five minutes at a time

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We look forward to a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Until this is achieved, we are developing and testing technology to reduce the impact of diabetes on those who live with it every day.

We are a collaborative group from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital working together to make automated blood glucose control a reality. Engineers from Boston University have developed a bionic pancreas system that uses continuous glucose monitoring along with subcutaneous delivery of both rapid-acting insulin (to lower blood glucose) and glucagon (to raise blood glucose) as directed by a computer algorithm. The bionic pancreas automatically makes a new decision about insulin and glucagon dosing every five minutes; that's 288 decisions per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.