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Re: Micropumps for Wendy RE: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #543



Interesting thought, that.

Seos


>From: "steve baker" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: Micropumps for Wendy RE: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #543
>Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 21:28:28 +0100
>
>Has anyone else thought that the big medical companies want to create
>dependancy rather than cure diabetes? Just a thought I had watching the 
>news
>about stem cell mouse sperm.
>
>On 7/10/06, Melissa P. Ford <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Wendy,
> >
> > Micropumps are under development by several companies with investments 
>in
> > diabetes technology. The earliest micropump market launch date that I 
>have
> > heard is 2008 for one company's product, but that may change (as in 
>shift
> > to
> > '09) as said company's priorities are currently being revised.
> >
> > One product that is practically a prototype of a micropump system, but 
>is
> > on-market in the US as a less-than-micro size product, is OmniPod
> > (http://www.myomnipod.com). I have heard from a few people who love it 
>and
> > a
> > few people who have not gotten on with it. If OmniPod could be
> > miniaturized
> > so that the 'pod' that sitcks on to you could be tinier, it would be a
> > micro-pump. Right now it is most of the size of an egg.  One route of
> > miniaturizing would be to use U-500 Humalog, which I have heard is under
> > development for use in implantable insulin pumps. U-500 human R
> > (Humlin/Actrapid-stylie) insulin is already available for use by people
> > with
> > severe subcu insulin resistance and for use in implantable pumps. But
> > U-500
> > human R would not necessarily be ideal for use in a subcu micropump when
> > U-100 Humalog, Apidra, and NovoRapid are so easy to use in 'regular'
> > pumps.
> > (Why give up flexibility in eating and potentially improved glycemic
> > control
> > just to have a smaller pump?)
> >
> > The separate controller/no-tubing characteristics of OmniPod are common 
>to
> > all micropump concepts that I have heard of thus far.
> >
> > I hope this is helpful...I have not yet received the 4th ed. of _Pumping
> > Insulin_ so I don't know if I am adding anything to what John and Ruth
> > wrote.
> >
> > Melissa
> > Type 1 13 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2.5 years; note
> > to
> > self: order 4th ed of _Pumping Insulin_ this week!
> >
> > ----Original Message Follows----
> > From: WENDY SPILLANE <email @ redacted>
> > Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > To: email @ redacted
> > Subject: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #543
> > Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 13:09:09 +0100 (BST)
> >
> >   I have just received the fourth edition - Pumping Insulin, written by
> > John
> > Walsh and Ruth Roberts. It is brilliant. They have covered absolutely
> > everything
> > to do with diabetes and pumping. It is a must read for all pumpers, new
> > and
> > old.
> > However, in the book,Micro Pumps are mentioned. I would like to hear 
>from
> > somebody who has any further information on this new technology!
> >    wendy
> > .
>.

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