Artificial system

Thiruvananthapuram Hospital successfully tests ‘artificial pancreas’ – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An advanced insulin pump – called 780G, an artificial pancreas that automatically senses glucose changes and delivers insulin accordingly – has been successfully tested in a patient at Thiruvananthapuram. The device, which is placed outside the body, works in unison with a smartphone.

The results brought cheers to doctors at the Jothydev Diabetes Hospital and Research Center in the state capital. The 780G is an automated version of the insulin pump. “The device automatically increases the insulin dose when glucose rises and decreases it when glucose is low. This happens once every five minutes without any user intervention. If the meal-related insulin dose inadequate, it will also deliver an automated correction dose,” said Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev. he declared.

Along with Dr. Arun Shankar and staff members Gopika Krishnan and Geethu Sanal, Dr. Jothydev “deployed and trained” 780G in a person with type 1 diabetes. Doctors at the research center said a technology as costly was not necessary in all patients with diabetes. to sustain life and preserve quality of life,” Dr. Jothydev said.

The 26-year-old patient, who happens to be the first 780G user in the hospital, said: “For several reasons, I have not slept peacefully in the past 16 years since I was diagnosed. of diabetes. The new automated insulin delivery device gives me peaceful sleep and has completely changed my life for good.