Thousands of diabetic patients around the world are transforming their treatment routine using new round-the-clock sensors that guard against fluctuations in blood glucose levels .
Recently in the US, federal health officials approved the use of a sensor for children that operates in three day cycles. For adults, a seven-day sensor was approved. If this technology can then be combined with an insulin-dispensing pump implanted in the body, a form of artificial pancreas could be created.
Experts are keen to stress that the technology is not yet in place to make this leap, but under-skin sensors bring it one step closer to reality, allowing diabetics to better control their condition. Avoiding high or low blood sugar levels cuts down the risks, as well as the danger of developing complications.
Future studies on the sensors and their impact are expected throughout the world.

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