What Does the Bionic Pancreas Look Like?

The final version of the bionic pancreas will be a more compact device but the first version is a combination mobile technology and existing glucose monitors and insulin pumps.

The final version of the bionic pancreas will be a more compact device but the first version is a combination mobile technology and existing glucose monitors and insulin pumps.

Edward Damiano, PhD, from Boston University showed the current version of the device during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 24th Annual Scientific Sessions and Clinical Congress in Nashville. Damiano said that by having the automated system patients no longer need to worry about monitoring their insulin and glucose levels with all the algorithms handled on an app run on the patients iPhone. In total the device takes what would have been 288 daily decisions a patient had to make and puts it in the hands of the device.