Film explains benefits of artificial pancreas

In this short film Dr Roman Hovorka from the University of Cambridge talks about his team’s ground-breaking research into the development of the artificial pancreas, a closed-loop system for managing type 1 diabetes in patients.

The trial – which is part-funded by the NIHR Cambridge BRC – has now expanded to include very young children (from 18 months) and pregnant women.

Dr Hovorka also makes an impassioned plea for more people to take part in research: “We are where we are because people before you did clinical trials!”

The film was produced by Digibete, a video platform and social enterprise in partnership with Leeds Children’s Hospital. The platform shares films and educational resources about type 1 diabetes to help children, young people and families self-manage their condition. To find out more visit their website:

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