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  2. Anne
    Anne February 1, 2011 at 10:40 am | | Reply

    very cool! I was a BME student at BU 92-96 and in our controls class, we did a simple closed loop insulin-glucose regulation system. I remember thinking, “Wow, this is nowhere close to taking into account all the variables!” At that point, we didn’t have CGM or fast-acting insulin…at least I was using a pump (with regular insulin). A closed-loop system was hard to fathom anytime soon.

    good luck! I wish I were the right age to participate.

  3. Hope Warshaw
    Hope Warshaw February 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm | | Reply

    Allison –
    Nice job on the video!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    I was at this fabulous program on Saturday…learned so much! I had the good fortune of being the moderator. The question I wanted to ask Dr. Damiano, but didn’t: From what you’ve learned and observed from your studies, what pieces of advice do you have for people trying to manage type 1 today (until the bionic pancreas is available)? For example, you talked about using a pre-meal priming bolus – how do you translate that into action? Any learnings about foods – types, small meals, larger meals and dosing insulin? One injections site being better for consistent absorption than another? Any tips for exercise? How to make the best use of a CGM?

    I’d love to see this level of translation going on now. Thanks again and great to meet you in person!

    Hope Warshaw

  4. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson February 22, 2011 at 9:13 am | | Reply

    What an interesting interview – thanks Allison! And thank you Dr. Damiano!

    The part where he talked about the variability in insulin absorption blew me away. Up to 50% variability even in the same test subject!

    Sheds a lot of light on why managing blood sugars can be so hard sometimes, doesn’t it?

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