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“Bionic pancreas” could help people with type 1 diabetes control blood sugar

Posted June 17, 2014, 4:09 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications I take my pancreas for granted. When I eat, it pumps out insulin. This hormone helps blood sugar get into my cells. When I havenít eaten for a while, my pancreas makes another hormone called glucagon that prevents my blood sugar from dropping too low. …

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