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Diabeloop, lyonbiopole member company, created an artificial pancreas "Made in France " that can change the lives of these patients in the near future. This new device , which helps regulate blood glucose instead of the failing pancreas, will improve the treatment significantly, reduce the daily burden of disease, prevent complications (blindness, amputations, acute renal failure ) and avoid 1 000 deaths per year .

 

Mesure de son taux de glycémie 4 à 6 fois par jours, injections multiples d’insuline, calibrage de l’alimentation et de l’activité physique pour décider de la dose d’insuline, hantise de l’hypoglycémie permanente ou des complications du diabète… Voici le quotidien difficile de 200 000 malades en France atteint du diabète de type 1, dont 50% ont déclaré la maladie avant l’âge de 20 ans.

 

Measuring his blood sugar 4-6 times a day, multiple insulin injections, power and calibration of physical activity to decide insulin dose, fear of permanent hypoglycemia or diabetes complications ... Here the troubled lives of 200,000 patients in France with type 1 diabetes, 50 % said the disease before age 20 years.