Fifteen-year-old Mia Campos is living with Type 1 diabetes and can now enjoy everyday activities without any limitations thanks to her new "bionic pancreas."
Campos's new “bionic pancreas” is a wearable, electronic device that replaces the role of her pancreas and adapts to the needs of her endocrine system over time. Campos was one of 17 San Antonio children who were chosen to participate in a study to develop the iLet Insulin Bionic Pancreas system. This new system uses the information from the continuous glucose monitor and nutrition data to automate the insulin pump, adapt to the patient's insulin needs and work as a pancreas to manage the patient's glucose levels.
Read more about this exciting development for those with Type 1 diabetes in the San Antonio Report.