Artificial Pancreas Links and Information

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-02-06 11:07:32 -0600
Started 2010-02-06 04:59:10 -0600

Here are some links to Articles, Information and Videos pertaining to the breakthroughs and advancements in the developement and hopefully soon to be marketing of the Artificial Pancreas for Diabetic Patients.

An Artificial Pancreas is also known as a Insulin Pump, consisting of that and Blood sensors which constantly monitor glucose levels in the body, although there are Insulin Pumps on the market, the technology is constantly evolving becoming more accurate, sophisticated and simplified each time.

The constant automatic monitoring of your blood glucose level and communication between the sensors and the insulin pump and distribution of insulin without your input are key features.

All of this currently exist but the constant improvement of such is always worthy of mention.

My most sincere thanks to ( Donna 13 ) who started this discussion in a previous post and I'm just taking it a step further.

Please, everyone let us not forget that Walgreens is providing … FREE … Diabetes testing during the weeks of Feb. 5 thru Feb. 18, 2010 as part of Diabetes Wellness \ Awareness Month.

Let's do our part by spreading the word and helping the cause !




6 replies

MAYS 2010-02-06 09:57:53 -0600 Report

I agree with that, that applies to anything artificial made to replace any part of the human anatomy.

In my opinion the advancements and attempts made at this are worth noting and drawing attention to if not for me then for another generation after my life is gone.

Some may see it as wishful thinking, I see it as hope in progress !

" Mays "

kdroberts 2010-02-06 09:44:27 -0600 Report

The pump is the easy part of the equation, it's the insulin, glucose monitors and the math behind it all that are the problems. Until CGMS are spot on with accuracy there can never be an artificial pancreas. If you are making insulin doses based on blood sugar you need to know what the blood sugar is, has been and will be, then calculate how much insulin is needed and then inject the right amount of a very, very fast acting insulin. If you think about what we do now it becomes even more apparent what a mammoth task it will be. If you inject insulin now you have an unbelievable amount of technical resources to figure out how much you need at all times, including the most technically advanced computer in the world, your brain. Even with all that technology, injecting insulin is still just an educated guess and it goes wrong all the time.

They have made a start but it's going to be a long time before a true artificial pancreas is available.

donna13 2010-02-06 10:30:01 -0600 Report

I realize this is way down the line, will never happen in my lifetime. But I can't help hoping that someday someone will benefit, maybe the children who are just now being dx.

donna13 2010-02-06 08:33:49 -0600 Report

Thanks for posting these links. I wrote my post late last night and was quite sleepy. After I got in bed I realized I should have put a link in it.

MAYS 2010-02-06 08:49:37 -0600 Report

The thanks and credit are all yours and belong to you for providing the spark !
Thank You

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