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Freedom for Diabetics as Bionic Pancreas Passes Testing

Stanley Baker can’t remember feeling quite so free in a very long time.

The 76-year-old Ipswich, Massachusetts man is one of 52 people age 12 and older with Type 1 diabetes who for five days tested in real-world settings a “bionic” pancreas, designed to take over the job of providing insulin on a minute-by-minute basis when the body’s real organ fails.