The number one thing is that it is secure,’ said Aaron Kowalski, vice president of research for JDRF . Kowalski wasn’t directly mixed up in research. However, JDRF provides provided funding because of this system, as well as other artificial pancreas systems, in development. An artificial pancreas combines existing diabetes technology – – insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors – – with a sophisticated computer algorithm that tells the unit what to do when blood sugar levels are increasing or falling.Almost thirty % of the family members interviewed reported that their child’s condition had caused them to cut back on or quit work, and 20.9 % of the families reported that their child’s health care caused financial problems. Perhaps our most important results concern the disparities we within access, satisfaction, and effect on the family, the authors create. We found consistent patterns of disparities whereby kids disadvantaged by low family income, minority racial and ethnic status, insufficient health insurance, and greater severity of functional restrictions also experienced significantly worse access to care than their even more advantaged counterparts, write the researchers.