Devices that seek to reproduce the function of the pancreas
Since the beginning of insulin therapy, attempts have been made to replace the function of the beta cells of the pancreas with an approach that is as close as possible to the healthy situation. Insulin pumps fall under these attempts.
In non-diabetic people, the pancreas continuously produces small amounts of insulin to maintain physiological functions, and after food intake, a larger amount is produced. In diabetic people this function is altered and has to be supplied exogenously.