I did a double take when I first heard about this earlier today, but it does look really promising...
CTV News ~ Artificial pancreas better treatment than pump for diabetes: study
They're now going to do a Clinical Trial based on the same principals of this study, but over a far longer period of testing than this one did. Now...Yes, it's only the beginning and I know things might change when the data from the new and longer over time Trial is looked over after it's done, but...An “artificial pancreas” that constantly monitors glucose levels to ensure timely delivery of insulin is more effective at managing type 1 diabetes than a traditional insulin pump, new Canadian research has found.
Researchers at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal say their dual-hormone artificial pancreas improved glucose levels and lowered the risk of hypoglycemia in 15 patients with type 1 diabetes.
Their study found that glucose control had improved by 15 per cent over the study period, while an eight-fold reduction in the risk of hypoglycemia was also noted.
As I said, it really does look awfully promising.