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Re: [IP] closed loop system!



It is probably about 7 - 10 years before we see a closed loop system because
their is no sensor out that can meet or exceed the current BG testing.  It
will happen, the question is WHEN.
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 7:09 PM
Subject: [IP] closed loop system!


> In a message dated 8/16/02 4:34:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
>
> > This is the major problem that makes it so hard to control BG.  Also
> > the reason they will never be able to "close the loop" with
> > subcutaneous insulin delivery.  never.
>
>
>   WOW, IF THATS NOT THE MOST IGNORANT STATEMENT IVE EVER HEARD, IT COMES
> CLOSE...i dont know who you think you are (on a level of education) to say
> such a statement, but this is soooo far from the truth....minimed has
already
> closed the loop for 4 consecutive days, when they attempted to do so, on
10
> different individuals....theyre just perfecting the algorithm between the
> pump and the glucose sensor so it can work for all different individuals,
of
> all different body types and metabolisms....being a first yr med student,
and
> both parents physicians, i hear first hand, about the medical research and
> breakthroughs coming out for diabetes, especially the artificial pancreas,
> which is indeed a CLOSED LOOP system and is VERY close to reality..
>
>    so bite your tongue when it comes out, and NEVER say never
>
>      just my two cents..bassem
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