21st century diabetes care: a marriage between humans and technology

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Abstract

Technological advances in the management of diabetes have been described as a stepping stone in the journey towards a cure. These include continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pumps, computerised mathematical algorithms, and closed-loop artificial pancreas systems. The approaches offer the tantalising promise of near-normal glucose control to people with diabetes. However, as is often the case with human/technological interactions, we have the technology but we do not have all the answers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-221
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume24
Issue number5
Early online date30 Jan 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • diabetes
  • technology
  • continuous glucose monitoring
  • continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion
  • closed-loop artificial pancreas

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