Artificial Pancreas Devise Approved by FDA

silvie mae
By silvie mae Latest Reply 2013-10-17 08:43:14 -0500
Started 2013-10-05 16:30:01 -0500

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Dr John
Dr John 2013-10-17 08:43:14 -0500 Report

It is NOT an artificial pancreas. The marketing says "a major breakthrough in artificial pancreas." The Pancreum is an artificial pancreas. It contains insulin, glucose monitor, and glucagon. Type 1's don't make glucagon. Just stopping insulin delivery during hypoglycemia is may not be enough. The individual may need glucagon too.

IronOre
IronOre 2013-10-07 23:43:58 -0500 Report

It just looks like another version of the pump.
I really don't think a hypo detection rate of 93.2% is all that good for a device like this.
Was the cost mentioned ? I couldn't find it.

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