Artificial Pancreas Could Help Pregnant Diabetic Women
Study: Artificial Pancreas Makes Pregnancy Safer for Women With Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes UK Director of Research Iain Frame, MD, says in a news release, “Although early days, this exciting area of research, funded by our donors, has huge potential to make pregnancy much safer for women with type 1 diabetes, and their babies.
“It’s a fantastic example of how existing technologies, in this case, insulin pumps and CGMs, can be adapted and developed to benefit as many people with diabetes as possible. We now need to see an extension of this study, one which tests larger numbers of women, and then take it out of the hospital and in to the home setting.”
If all goes well and funding is in place, Diabetes UK says the artificial pancreas for pregnant women could be available within five to 10 years.