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  1. Bill Ross
    Bill Ross May 29, 2010 at 7:04 am | | Reply

    Is there any interest in a Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Testing System?

  2. Melanie
    Melanie September 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm | | Reply

    To reply to those who say this is not a cure, is having to take a daily pill for the rest of my life for an underactive thyroid not a cure? Is having a metal pin in my knee which sets off every imaginable metal detector from here to the local high school to airport so that I can walk not a fix? Is getting an organ transplant not a life-saving cure even though I need to medicate daily the rest of my life and possibly take other steps, for fear of organ-rejection and possible (probable?) death? Let’s get real folks – I’ll take this “cure”. And let us not forget that we already have a cure for sure and certain death by the “pissing disease” – it’s called INSULIN, the discovery of which enables every single person with this disease to simply LIVE. Period. Are we going to stop here? No, and I’m all for learning what causes this disease and stopping it, preventing it, reversing it, and curing it without all the necessary paraphernalia etc. But I’ll also take what I can get to improve upon the present-day scenario, and this is definitely a “cure” in its own way. Someday we may look back at all we do now and shake our heads in wonder at how we used to manage diabetes “manually”. Automatic (or steps towards it) sounds like a cure to me!

  3. John
    John September 6, 2010 at 11:29 pm | | Reply

    Melanie,

    I understand where you are coming from, however I must disagree. No, those are not cures, they are simply treatments. Yes, any kind of treatment that improves our control of diabetes is amazing. I love my insulin pump and it has made management much easier, but at the end of the day, I still have diabetes and I still suffer from the effects every day. An artificial pancreas is a great idea and would make management so much easier. However, we get to a point where drug companies would rather provide new and more costly treatment rather than cure the disease all together. I want to wake up without diabetes and never have to worry about my blood sugar shooting way up again. Not only that, I do not want to have to spend tons of money each month to simply live. I am beginning to think that it was never about a cure for these companies, but simply repeat business. And if the fact that people are trying to take advantage of your disease and capitalize off of it doesn’t rile you up, I don’t know what will.

  4. Mike Kelly
    Mike Kelly March 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm | | Reply

    I have a6 yr old type 1 diabetic. How long can we exspect to wait for the artificial pancreas. We just met with our Animus rep and are getting her on a dexcom cgm. Could you email me the pros for dexcom cgm and cons for the my sentry . Thanks and great article. Thanks to Gianna Mingo our awesome animus rep.

  5. Mike Kelly
    Mike Kelly March 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm | | Reply

    i have a 6 yr old with diabetes how long till this is available for youngsters. Could you possibly send me the pros and cons of Dexcom vs my sentry. Send a thanks out to our animus rep Gianna Mingo in Oregon. She is truley the best.

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