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Diabetic pump tests

19th November 2007

Diabetic patients in Cornwall are involved in a trial using an insulin pump which acts like the pancreas and cuts out the need for injections.

Some of the participants - who all have the Type 1 form of the condition - have already said they are pleased with the results and have an improved quality of life.

The pump delivers insulin into tissue under the skin. Dr Duncan Brown, a consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, said the pump could help patients prevent hypoglycaemic attacks: "[it means] they have a better quality of life and can get back to doing normal things like driving." 

 

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