Thanks to the innovative work at the Barbara Davis Center, diabetes patients now have access to new treatment options. A new artificial pancreas automatically monitors and adjusts blood-sugar levels to reduce patient burden. This device performs the functions that is generally performed by the patients themselves. Gone are the days of pricking fingers and testing blood sugar to adjust insulin levels. This palm-sized device does all this work for the patients.
On April 1, the Barbara Davis Center attracted national attention as Sen. Michael Bennet and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf visited the Barbara Davis Center to see this latest advancement.
“You are all pioneers for a whole bunch of people who are going to come along
behind you and benefit from the work you are doing.” – Robert Califf
This follows a pattern of collaboration and innovation at the Barbara Davis Center where researchers and clinicians work tirelessly to improve the lives of diabetes patients in the Rocky Mountain region and advance the research around diabetes.