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Re: [IP] Medtronic 670G announced: "Artificial Pancreas"



>From what you guys have said so far, it sounds just like any other
delivery system.

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 10:16 AM, briggle2120
<email @ redacted> wrote:
>  I was excited to hear about the release of the new Medtronic 670G and the
> anticipation of spring of 2017 availability. B But as I kept on reading about
> the 670G I was confused that if it didn't control any glucagon release for
 > hypoglycemia and you still had to control the manual release of boluses for
meal
 > or snack time how does the term "Artificial Pancreas" fit? B I understand
that
 > the basal is totally controlled with ups and downs so I guess if after a
couple
 > of hours post meal if you didn't dose enough the pump will take care of it. B
I
> wonder if this pump will turn off if your sugar goes to low? B I read that it
 > will be at least 5 more years for a pump to contain both insulin and
glucagon. B
 > My warranty is over for my current MM pump so do I wait for the 670G or
purchase
> before the end of the year? B I guess after 37 years with type 1 I just want
> that miracle to happen! B Thanks for reading, Robert
>
>
> Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
>  -------- Original message --------From: John S Wilkinson
> <email @ redacted> Date: 9/29/16 7:43 AM
> (GMT-06:00) To: email @ redacted Subject: RE: [IP] Medtronic 670G
> announced: "Artificial Pancreas"
> There are other hormones produced by the pancreas. Would they have to be
> produced by an Artificial Pancreas?
>
> What hormones does the pancreas produce?
> The most important hormone that the pancreas produces is insulin. Insulin is
> released by the  beta cells  in the islets of Langerhans in response to
> food. Its role is to lower glucose levels in the bloodstream and promote the
> storage of glucose in fat, muscle, liver and other body tissues.
>  Alpha cells  in the islets of Langerhans produce another important hormone,
> glucagon. This has the opposite effect to insulin, by helping release energy
> into the bloodstream from where it is stored, thus raising blood sugar
> levels. Therefore, glucagon and insulin work in tandem to control the
> balance of glucose in the bloodstream.
> Other hormones produced by the pancreas include pancreatic polypeptide and
> somatostatin. They are believed to play a part in regulating and fine-tuning
> the insulin and glucagon-producing cells.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of robert weitzman
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:27 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Medtronic 670G announced: "Artificial Pancreas"
>
> My only comment about the "artificial pancreas" is that it solves only half
> the problem: Where is the glucagon? Isn't glucagon also needed to make a
> device that can truly be called an artificial pancreas ?
> This is the link to the article in Bloomberg news:
>
> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-28/artificial-pancreas-approv
> e
> d-by-fda-is-first-such-device-in-u-s
>
> Bob
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