Artificial pancreas
The artificial pancreas is a technology in development to help people with diabetes automatically control their blood glucose level by providing the substitute endocrine functionality of a healthy pan...
FDA Approves First 'Artificial Pancreas' for Diabetes
The FDA approves the first artificial pancreas. The device is an automated insulin pump, known as the MiniMed 670G. It was developed by medical device compan...
Artificial pancreas entering clinical trials for long-term use
Researchers are mounting two clinical trials for an artificial pancreas device that monitors blood glucose and alters insulin levels automatically.
Implantable ‘Artificial Pancreas’ Could Help Diabetes Patients Control Their Blood Sugar
Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. Now scientists are reporting in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research ...
Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas
It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas does, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.
Pancreas
The Pancreas The pancreas is shown here with the foreground highly magnified to reveal its inner anatomy. Ninety-nine percent of pancreatic tissue is compose...
Pancreas
The pancreas /ˈpæŋkriəs/ is a glandular organ in the digestive system and endocrine system of vertebrates. In humans, it is located in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach. It is an endocrine glan...
Intensive insulinotherapy
Intensive insulinotherapy is a therapeutic regimen for diabetes mellitus treatment. This newer approach contrasts with conventional insulinotherapy. Rather than minimize the number of insulin inject...
Insulin pump
An insulin pump is a medical device used for the administration of insulin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy.The device configuratio...
Blood glucose monitoring
Blood glucose monitoring is a way of testing the concentration of glucose in the blood (glycemia). Particularly important in the care of diabetes mellitus, a blood glucose test is performed by pierc...
Amylin
Amylin, or Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (IAPP), is a 37-residue peptide hormone. It is cosecreted with insulin from the pancreatic β-cells in the ratio of approximately 100:1. Amylin plays a role in gl...
Pramlintide
Pramlintide (Symlin) is a relatively new injectable drug for diabetes (both type 1 and 2), developed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals (now a wholly owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca). Pramlintide is sold as an...
Pancreatic pseudocyst
A pancreatic pseudocyst is a circumscribed collection of fluid rich in pancreatic enzymes, blood, and necrotic tissue, typically located in the lesser sac of the abdomen.Pancreatic pseudocysts are usu...
Hyperglycemia
Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar (also spelled hyperglycaemia or hyperglycæmia, not to be confused with the opposite disorder, hypoglycemia) is a condition in which an excessive amount of glucose ci...
Nesidioblastosis
Nesidioblastosis is a controversial medical term for hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia attributed to excessive function of pancreatic beta cells with an abnormal microscopic appearance. The term was coine...
Idiopathic hypoglycemia
Idiopathic hypoglycemia is, literally, a medical condition in which the glucose level in the blood (blood glucose) is abnormally low due to an undeterminable cause. This is considered an incomplete an...
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is the inability to properly digest food due to a lack of digestive enzymes made by the pancreas. EPI is found in humans afflicted with cystic fibrosis and Shw...
Artificial pancreas entering clinical trials for long-term use
Researchers are mounting two clinical trials for an artificial pancreas device that monitors blood glucose and alters insulin levels automatically.
PANACREAS
PANACREAS stands for “Integrating chemical approaches to treat pancreatic cancer: making new leads for a cure” and is being supported through Coordination Theme 1 (Health) of the European Community’s ...
Pancreatic serous cystadenoma
Pancreatic serous cystadenoma, also known as serous cystadenoma of the pancreas and serous microcystic adenoma, a benign tumour of pancreas. It is usually found in the head of the pancreas, and may be...
Superior margin of pancreas
The pancreas /ˈpæŋkriəs/ is a glandular organ in the digestive system and endocrine system of vertebrates. In humans, it is located in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach. It is an endocrine glan...
Stress hyperglycemia
Stress hyperglycemia (also called stress diabetes or diabetes of injury) is a medical term referring to transient elevation of the blood glucose due to the stress of illness. It usually resolves spont...
Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include freq...
Tail of pancreas
The tail of the pancreas, located anatomically left near the hilum of the spleen, is not simply an anatomical distinction. The tail is the only part of the pancreas which contains Pancreatic Polypepti...
Ductal cells
Ductal cells refer to cells lining the pancreatic duct and are responsible for production of bicarbonate-rich secretion. Ductal cells are stimulated by the hormone secretin and are responsible for mai...
Sugar crash
A sugar crash or glucose crash is the term used to refer to fatigue after consuming a large quantity of carbohydrates, also known as reactive hypoglycemia. It is variously described as a sense of tire...
Pancreatic notch
The pancreatic notch is a separation between the neck of pancreas and the uncinate process of pancreas.
This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.
Pancreatic disease
Pancreatic diseases include:
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. There are two forms of pancreatitis, which are different in causes and symptoms, and require different treatment: