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  1. landileigh
    landileigh November 3, 2009 at 10:15 am | | Reply

    I always thought there should be an insulin delivery system that used pen cartridges!

  2. David
    David November 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm | | Reply

    Using cartridges is brilliantly obvious. Very appealing. I appreciate that they are soliciting opinions. I hope its features are very customizable and ergonomically efficient.

    Looks like we are going to see a big shake-out in the tubeless pump market over the next 5 years. Already we’ve got the excellent Omnipod with the Medingo Solo, CellNovo, and now PicoSulin on the horizon. Minimed is lurking somewhere along this timeline, too. At some point, Johnson & Johnson may buy out one of these companies. Lots to look forward to.

  3. Beth
    Beth November 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm | | Reply

    I thought that one of the reasons that you need to change the Omnipod every 3 days is because the insulin has been near your body (and hence warmer) so it wouldn’t be reliable for more time. With the new PicoSulin, if one didn’t use much insulin, that would mean that the cartridge would be near your body temp for quite a bit of time. Isn’t this a concern?

  4. Reed
    Reed November 4, 2009 at 3:01 am | | Reply

    Very interesting design … it’s great to see companies gearing up for our next gen insulin delivery systems & asking for our input!
    I filled out the survey and was surprised that quality and reliability were missing from the attributes that i was asked to prioritize. To me the most important objectives of an insulin delivery system are reliability and the ability to achieve consistent blood sugar levels.
    Basal and bolus delivery methods are important non-physical design considerations (these are usually protected by patents), so i’d like to see how all of the devices compare on those.
    I’d also be interested in the type of cannula inserted into our subq tissue. For pumpers, half the battle is finding the right infusion set. (For me, plastic cannulas crimp, so i’ve had to use a steel needle insert.)

  5. scoosdad
    scoosdad November 4, 2009 at 7:17 am | | Reply

    Wow, that survey was very poorly constructed. It almost appeared to me as if they spent more effort deciding how to make the survey ‘cool’ than to have it provide useful information. That last page where you had to decide between “product price, or manufacturer’s brand name”… etc. was especially confusing and I couldn’t see what the point of it was. If you chose to skip a question it wouldn’t let you continue until you did. Bad bad survey design. Most people when faced with a question they don’t know the answer to, or would rather not answer, just pick something at random so they can get on with the survey. And that gives bad data.

  6. katerina
    katerina November 4, 2009 at 9:31 am | | Reply

    For me it still looks big. I would love if somebody really worked on the size of the pump. 50% smaller would be a start! My son uses one cartriage per month. Maybe they could do something smaller for the little ones it soo big on them!

  7. Emily
    Emily November 6, 2009 at 4:15 am | | Reply

    Very interesting post!Its always contains the enough insulin for several days. An infusion set carries insulin from the pump to the body through flexible plastic tubing and a soft tube or needle inserted under the skin.

  8. Rhonny
    Rhonny November 6, 2009 at 7:22 am | | Reply

    Beth, the Omnipod has to be changed every three days because of battery life. My rep told me to keep my insulin at room temperature and not to try not to fill my pod with cold insulin.

    I’m pretty “vain” and the idea of an even smaller tubeless design is great! It has to happen sometime…hope it’s sooner than later!

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  10. Gary
    Gary November 10, 2009 at 10:46 am | | Reply

    I think the designs of both units are very good, the idea of possibly using both devices (a pump for insulin / patch for symlin or glucagon, etc.) is very appealing. The idea of utilizing a mobile device via wireless communications is essential both for control and for transfer to a secure web site for review by both health care professionals and ourselves. We as diabetics are getting close to usable, affordable devices that can not only improve the quality of of lives, but reduce the long term medical costs of diabetes. PICOSULIN is part of the road map to achieve this goal……

  11. Resie
    Resie August 18, 2011 at 8:10 am | | Reply

    What happened to this pump? These are very old posts and on the website it does n’t give much more info. WOuld be very interested in using it if more info avialbale (eg water resistance. Picture of swimming girl on site implicates so, but does not say anywhere)

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