Charles a.k.a. "Chip" Zimliki is a biologist who works at FDA. He's an important person for all PWDs to know about in that he has a key role in developing the technology that will one day become a functioning Artificial Pancreas. Chip came to FDA as a grad student on fellowship doing pancreatic beta cell research for diabetes, which was always "near and dear to my heart," he says, as a long-time type 1 diabetic…Read more »
The Artificial Pancreas has the potential to become a huge leap forward in diabetes care. As anxious as all of us are to push the boundaries in diabetes technology, we can't forget the importance of clinical trials; nothing will move forward without real patients ready and willing to strap on the gear and let researchers observe them for hours on end, most of the time in a clinical setting.
That might not seem like the…Read more »
Last Wednesday, diabetes researchers and advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC, for an FDA hearing on the Artificial Pancreas with the aim of making this pipe dream a reality. The point of the hearing was to allow JDRF and other stakeholders — researchers, industry reps, and patients — a chance to provide input on the Artificial Pancreas Project, in particular "recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology…Read more »