Closing in on a New Solution to Manage Type 1 Diabetes

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Currently, the only way for a person with Type 1 diabetes to get this life-saving insulin is by regularly measuring their blood sugar levels with a self-administered blood test and then giving themselves necessary injections, or by using an insulin pump, an external device that delivers insulin as needed through a tube placed under the skin.

A University of Arizona Health Sciences research team led by Klearchos Papas, PhD, a professor in the Department of Surgery at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, is closing in on a better solution. Dr. Papas is developing a tiny implantable device that mimics the normal function of the pancreas, the organ responsible for insulin production.

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