The Artificial Pancreas, Realizing a Dream in Increments

But here’s the thing: this is not one product. This is not one moment in time. This is an entire new generation of tools and treatment, and it needs an umbrella name for it all to be grouped under. JDRF called it the APP – Artificial Pancreas Project – because it is just that. A project. A mission. Not just one finite goal. Read more

Snowboarding With An Artificial Pancreas

Type Zero Technologies’ chief mathematician, Dr. Boris Kovatchev, reached out to Riding on Insulin to gauge interest in being part of a groundbreaking artificial pancreas trial. Read more

Making It Simple: Bigfoot’s Approach to the Artificial Pancreas

Bigfoot’s goal is to make pump-sensor therapy simpler than the pump companies before them have. They envision themselves as a service provider rather than a hardware or device company. Their service will be to “do a better job delivering insulin,” automating your between-meal insulin therapy, the communication between your pump and your Dexcom CGM, even so far as serving as a single point of contact for all of your supply and prescription inventory management, sending you supplies when you need them, “connecting everything, making it intuitive,” says Brewer. Read more

Medtronic Launches New Minimed 640G Insulin Pump (in Australia)

Medtronic, Inc. announced the global launch of the MiniMed 640G System, the next breakthrough toward an artificial pancreas.
The system is the first in the world to both automatically suspend insulin delivery when sensor glucose levels are predicted to approach a low limit, and then resume insulin delivery once sensor glucose levels recover. Read more

How I Joined the Artificial Pancreas Project

In June of 2013 I had the opportunity to hear Tom Brobson speak about his participation in the University of Virginia’s Artificial Pancreas Project. I was familiar with the AP project progress over the years and had gone to other … Read more

Is an Artificial Pancreas Good Enough?

Prescript: It’s been a while since I’ve written, I know. I had a beautiful baby boy who is now nearly six months old. Perfect and perfectly healthy, so take that, diabetes! This post is about other things, though. Four years … Read more

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