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Bionic Device Promises Easier Blood Sugar Control for Persons with Type I Diabetes

Persons suffering from type I diabetes may struggle with monitoring their blood sugar levels and keeping them under control. Diabetic care is now easier thanks to a new bionic device. According to the researchers, the device, not only keeps blood sugar levels under control, but it also makes it easier for adults and children with type I diabetes to manage their condition.  The device, which is being referred to by the researchers as a “bionic pancreas,”  includes a sensor that’s placed under the skin and measures blood sugar. That information is relayed to an iPhone app, which determines the insulin necessary for maintaining optimum blood sugar levels, every five minutes. The insulin is then delivered to the person using a pump.

The researchers found that adults and children who used the device found it very easy to maintain their blood sugar levels. Overall, they had much healthier blood sugar levels compared to the levels with their usual care and management.

Persons who suffer from diabetes may not automatically be eligible for disability benefits based solely on their condition. However, diabetes can often lead to the development of a number of other conditions, like neuropathy, that can impair a person’s ability to work, and therefore, may qualify him for benefits. Besides neuropathy or nerve pain, other complications of diabetes include burning in the extremities, and serious kidney damage. If you suffer from diabetes, speak with Houston Social Security disability attorney M. Stanley Whitehead about benefits.

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