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William V. Tamborlane Jr., M.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Spring


William V. Tamborlane Jr., M.D., professor and section chief of pediatric endocrinology, is heading a national group that will be testing the most advanced blood sugar sensing technology for children with type 1 diabetes, research that may lead to the first artificial pancreas. The project, involving five centers around the country, is sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In addition to Yale, the group includes diabetes centers at the University of Colorado, Stanford University, the University of Iowa, and in Jacksonville, Fla. The first study the centers will undertake is validating the accuracy of the two available glucose sensors and how they work under various conditions, such as during exercise or after eating different meals.