Developing new technologies that will automatically deliver insulin when it is needed
Type 1 diabetes treatment technologies have already come a long way – there are now pumps that can deliver insulin automatically, and sensors that can give a minute-to-minute account of how glucose levels are changing in the body. But as yet these devices cannot take the place of the person with type 1 who must decide on the right thing to do for themselves. So we have been pioneering the development of artificial pancreas systems that can automatically deliver the right dose of insulin at the right time.
Artificial pancreas systems consist of a glucose sensor, an insulin pump and a clever computer program that can use information from the sensor to tell the insulin pump how much insulin it should give.