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World's first insulin pump helps 8-year-old Australian fight diabetes

Apr 15, 2015    

Canberra:An eight-year-old boy from Brisbane, Australia has been fitted with the world's first device to reduce therisk of a hypoglycaemic attack,a medical emergency that results in an abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood, a media report said on Wednesday.Xavier Veivers-Brown used to havefour or five attacks a day, but hasn't had any such emergencies since his insulin pump was fitted last month, the Brisbane Times reported citing the boy's mother.The symptoms of a hypoglycaemic attack include weakness, sweating, light-headedness, headaches and dizziness. Regular monitoring of ...

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