Insulin pump represents ?major advance? toward artificial pancreas

Upstate Medical University researchers joined diabetes researchers across the country in reporting that an investigational MiniMed integrated insulin pump system with automatic insulin suspension safely reduced night-time hypoglycemia for people with diabetes without increasing average blood glucose.

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can be life threatening for people with type 1 diabetes, especially at night when they are likely to be unaware of any symptoms while they sleep. The condition can result in confusion, unresponsiveness and