A boy with type 1 diabetes artificial pancreas Automatically regulates blood sugar levels.
Nine-year-old Sam from Worcester wears an artificial pancreas device. low blood sugartwo years from now.
Similar devices may be offered to the NHS despite concerns about limited availability.
Sam’s father, Tom Collins, said it was important to distribute the money to all those with type 1 diabetes in need.
More than 400,000 people in the UK have type 1 diabetes, including about 29,000 children.
people with type 1 diabetes pancreas If you produce no or little insulin, you should check it regularly. Blood glucose level Take insulin daily by injection or insulin pump.
According to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, only people who cannot regulate their blood sugar levels should be prescribed this device.
The artificial pancreas device monitors blood sugar levels and releases the pancreas. insulin Automatically, almost the same as the function of the pancreas. However, it needs information about food consumption to function properly.
Collins, who is also a Worcester Labor MP candidate, told the BBC that the new approach would be “life-changing” for people with type 1 diabetes.