The Department of Paediatrics is undertaking groundbreaking research into medicines that can transform the lives of children living with diseases such as diabetes. The majority of research is undertaken through clinics with patients, translating laboratory research into real, pragmatic and effective treatments for children.
An recent example is the work on the Artificial Pancreas. This medical device provides continuous glucose-regulated insulin replacement overnight by a pump, using a computer-based algorithm dictating insulin delivery independent of patient supervision. This approach differs from current insulin therapy by providing a continuous glucose-regulated insulin replacement, with the aim to achieve normoglycaemia whilst reducing the risk of hypoglycaemia.
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