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Re: [IP] Robotic Pancreas: One =?windows-1252?Q?Man=92s_Quest_?= =?windows-1252?Q?to_Put_Millions_of_Diabetics_on_Autopilot_?= =?windows-1252?Q?=7C_Magazine?=

They left off the best part in the online version.
" It's infinitely complex, because the blood-sugar is constantly 
changing.  Adding to the difficulty is the lag between a diabetic's 
current blood-sugar level and the readings transmitted by the glucose 
monitor, not to mention the margin of error.  Moreover, once the insulin 
is released, it takes at least 15 minutes to begin lowering sugar 
levels, reaches peak efficiency after 45 minutes, then continues working 
less and less efficiently for another three hours.  ... It can be 
likened to navigating a car down a winding road when you are unable to 
see the curves until you are 15 yards past them - and turning the 
steering wheel has no effect for another 200 yards."

Jeff Gamble
Big Bay Lighthouse B&  B
3 Lighthouse Rd
Big Bay,MI 49808

On 4/29/2010 6:07 PM, sarah jones wrote:
> Interesting article in Wired magazine.
> http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/04/ff_pancreas/
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