2. The Bionic Pancreas Until recently, diabetics could rely only on regular blood sugar checks, medications, and low-carbohydrate diets in

2. The Bionic Pancreas Until recently, diabetics could rely only on regular blood sugar checks, medications, and low-carbohydrate diets in order to maintain their health. Bioengineers at Boston University are working to create a bionic pancreas. The device includes a sensor implanted just beneath the skin that monitors blood sugar levels. It sends a wireless signal to a smartphone every five minutes. If the phone receives a signal that blood sugar is too low or too high, it then sends a different signal to a separate device also attached to the body. This device releases the appropriate hormone into the bloodstream to return blood sugar levels back to normal. According to the passage, the bionic pancreas makes corrective actions that return blood sugar levels back to normal. This artificial device helps *


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