In January, I met with Dr. Ed Damiano, one of the co-investigators at Boston University studying the artificial pancreas trials in humans. At the end of our conversation, he invited me to come up to Boston to check out one of the experiments. The artificial pancreas project has always been something I’ve been a little skeptical of, especially since I haven’t had the best experience with the continuous glucose monitor. However, the more I hear about it, the more I’m looking forward to when it finally comes onto market.
What actually goes into putting together an artificial pancreas and where are they now? Dr. Steve Russell, another investigator, walks us through the mechanics with the volunteer-of-the-week, Jim Stage.
(Here’s hoping that all this bulky technology one day looks as antiquated to us as the first insulin pump does now)
So, what do you all think of the evolution of the “artificial pancreas”?