Harvard Health Blog
“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.