I went for a 5 mile run tonight while my son was at soccer practice. I just kept thinking “how would the AP handle this?”
After waking up low this morning and pushing the start of my run back to make sure my blood glucose was stable, I am more determined to have the artificial pancreas.
How long is it really going to take to get it to market?
How much money is it going to take to get it to market?
What more can I do to help?
While this AP has not been perfect through the weekend, it has shown the ability to learn and improve on dual hormone therapy. I am INCREDIBLY encouraged and EXCITED beyond belief at the thought of being able to wear the 1st generation commercially available AP as soon as possible.
Average BG, Saturday – 142
Average BG, Sunday – 126
And I didn’t do a thing. Now that’s just cool.
There will be naysayers, and I’m ok with that. Different insulin pumps are liked or disliked for different reasons. CGM’s are utilized by different folks. What I am saying here is that you combine these devices and make T1D management easier? I am in.
The hurdles faced during the weekend are being addressed with the next generation AP. The research director is already planning for the generation after that and working towards the successful delivery of a dependable product.
I am encouraged by this team because they have a personal drive. Ed Damiano’s son is T1D and Ed wants this device before his son goes to college in 5 years. He knows the hurdles, but is not frustrated by them, and the culture of the study staff follows suit. I am impressed and look forward to working with them again.
I want to thank the study staff, especially Kathy, Kathy, Kendra (all pictured L-R), Rick, Helen Ann,and of course the lead guys Ed Damiano and Firas El-Khatib.
Now stayed tuned for some more information once I get it from the staff later this week.
Getting ready with my Dexcom CGM. Not the NEW G4 that I have been wearing all weekend and the one that will be used in the next generation AP.
What do you think? Should I volunteer for the next phase? They’re talking about including rides/runs into the next phase, which is partial outpatient.
3:00pm BG – 117
3:15pm BG – 112
3:30pm BG – 102
And there it is. This artificial pancreas is coachable. I can’t tell you how exciting that is. It’s good to see that it is saying what they say it would. The best part is that it appears that the Navigator CGM and the actual blood glucose readings are getting closer on the chart, i.e., less of a lag, so the insulin/glucagon adjustments are more accurate.
It’s official….we are new territory….Hope has made adjustments!
2:15pm BG – 160
2:30pm BG – 143
2:45pm BG – 150
Now what will she do?