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New device to help manage diabetes

A new device may help some people with managing diabetes.

Scientists have made big progress on a "bionic pancreas."

Doctors say the wearable, experimental device monitors blood sugar and automatically gives insulin or a sugar-boosting drug as needed.

Doctors tested it for five days in adults and teens with type 1 diabetes.

It improved blood-sugar control more than standard monitors and insulin pumps did.

The device was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University.