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The Pursuit of the Bionic Pancreas


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The Pursuit of the Bionic Pancreas

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dc.contributor.author Eaton, R. Philip en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-11T01:53:47Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-11T01:53:47Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04-08T19:29:59Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/355
dc.description.abstract The era of insulin management of diabetes mellitus began with the discovery in 1922 by Banting and Best of insulin produced by the normal pancreas. Their initial method of insulin delivery was subcutaneous injection by syringe and needle, and that approach has continued for the past eighty years. The dream of patients with diabetes has been the possibility of being implanted with a “bionic pancreas”. The hope is that such a device would deliver insulin to the body in simulation of the normal behavior of the human pancreas. This monograph describes the pathway of discovery at the University of New Mexico in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories in the 1970’s that led to the first human implantation of a programmable insulin pump in 1981. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of New Mexico Sandia National Laboratories en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Artificial pancreas en_US
dc.subject Insulin pump en_US
dc.subject Diabetes en_US
dc.subject Bionic pancreas en_US
dc.subject Glucose regulation en_US
dc.subject Insulin delivery device en_US
dc.subject Diabetes Mellitus en_US
dc.subject Blood Glucose en_US
dc.subject Insulin Infusion Systems en_US
dc.subject Pancreas, Artificial en_US
dc.subject Hypoglycemia en_US
dc.title The Pursuit of the Bionic Pancreas en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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