Bionic Pancreas Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes
Device removes guesswork from insulin therapy, reduces low blood sugar episodes, study finds
Both Damiano and Russell believe they'll have their device ready to market in fewer than five years. Damiano is hoping for no longer than 39 months -- that's when his son will head off to college.
Kowalski said: "For many years with the artificial pancreas, people have been saying will this happen? It's not a matter of if anymore, but when. I think we're going to see this moving quickly."
He added that other research teams have also had successes, and are in -- or planning for -- clinical trials.
The findings were presented Sunday at the American Diabetes Association's meeting in San Francisco, and were published online simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine.