Contact: Kory Dodd Zhao
Massachusetts General Hospital
Caption: The smartphone component of the bionic pancreas system displays in an upper panel the blood sugar levels (black circles) as reported by the glucose monitor every five minutes, supplemented by fingerstick readings (red asterisks) entered by the patient over the past six hours. An adjacent lower panel shows doses of insulin (blue) or glucagon (red) automatically administered in response to blood sugar variations.
Credit: Boston University Department of Biomedical Engineering
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