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Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

Having too much or too little sugar in your bloodstream can cause serious health problems.

People with type 1 diabetes cannot make insulin - a hormone important for regulating blood sugar levels.

Since the early 20th century type 1 diabetics have been able to use injectable insulin to help keep their blood sugar in check.

Despite this life-changing treatment, life is never quite "normal" for sufferers.

Now a new device has tapped into the power of the smart phone to make life drastically better for diabetic patients.

Kate Dailey reports on the promise of what researchers are calling a bionic pancreas.

  • 31 Aug 2014
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