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Major breakthrough for people living with diabetes

Posted at 8:06 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 05:59:17-05

A major breakthrough for people living with diabetes has received FDA approval. 

The "artificial pancreas" will dramatically change the lives of diabetics. 

Many diabetics wear a sensor which senses the glucose in their systems and a pump to deliver insulin, but the patient still has to do all the calculations as to how much insulin is needed. 

"I always imagined myself as not being diabetic any longer. That hasn't been the case for almost 40 years, so it's going to be liberating because diabetes is so dangerous and so taxing and challenging to our bodies," said Dr. Kesler Truelove, D.D.S., who has had Type 1 diabetes for 40 years.

Doctors say the MiniMed 670G will be a life changer for the roughly 1.2 million people in the United States living with Type 1 diabetes, who will no longer have to continuously monitor blood sugar levels. 

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