BBC NEWS | Health | Artificial pancreas for diabetics
The main stumbling block in the development of an artificial pancreas has been mathematical: no-one has perfected a computer programme sophisticated enough to work out the right dose of insulin at any moment of the day.
Interesting research being done in the UK using CGM and insulin pumps to create a kind of artificial pancreas.
“For an artificial pancreas you need a brain. The human body has a very clever way of working out exactly how much insulin the body needs, and we are only just beginning to understand that.” — Dr Roman Hovorka, from the University of Cambridge