Closed-loop insulin delivery system shows better results for blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes
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  October 12, 2018  
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 Closed-loop insulin delivery system shows better results for blood sugar control in type 1 diabetesClosed-loop insulin delivery system shows better results for blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes
 
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Berlin, Germany, and published in The Lancet, shows that use of a hybrid day-night closed-loop insulin delivery system is better than sensor-augmented pump therapy for blood sugar control in poorly controlled type 1 diabetes.
 
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 New report reveals concerning inadequacies in care for diabetes inpatients
 
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 Liva Healthcare appoints Dr Roger Henderson to tackle Type 2 diabetes
 
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 Researchers identify strategies to help teens with type 1 diabetes protect their hearts
 
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 Diabetes and Wound Healing
 
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