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Re: [IP] Lack of pump - glucose sensor link

RoseLea -

 I disagree. Once a closed loop system is available it will work as a pancreas &
the YMMV will become obsolete. The close loop system will "read" the input of
carbs, stress-level, exercise, etc. & the insulin "pump system" will deliver the
insulin based on an "as needed" basis. Granted we are years away . . . but a mom
can dream can't she?


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: RoseLea <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
Date:  Thu, 30 Jan 2003 22:16:58 -0500

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>>The projection for this technology is "very soon". Both D and MM have 
>>demonstrated feasibility with both human and animal trials. I don't know 
>>the status of the Animas project, but the sensor technology looks good to 
>>me so I would have to assume that they are neck and neck in the race.. The 
>>problems involved are figuring out how to place the sensor --- it can NOT 
>>be subcutaneous, but must be inside the body somewhere perhaps even in the 
>>vena cava. The life of the sensor -- must be years, not months or days. 
>>Connecting the implanted sensor to the pump -- either an internal pump or 
>>telemetry to an external pump, etc.... None of these tasks are ultimately 
>>undoable, but they are daunting when they all must be done in and to a 
>>living organism (one of us) and last for several years at a time with a 
>>soft failure when they stop working.
>>Michael email @ redacted
>I would think the most daunting task is to come up with a consistent 
>insulin infusion system, not a sensing system.  The insulin delivery would 
>have to be consistent from day, month, year and probably for each person 
>not much room for a YMMV.
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Mom to Joshua, 3, dx'd. @ 20 mos. & Jessie 21

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