Artificial Pancreas

Did you know that the FDA posted guidelines to companies about safety and effective goals for an artificial pancreas system? It was posted on Dec 1, 2011. If you have no idea what an artificial pancreas is for, it would help type 1 diabetics regulate their blood sugar. There are already insulin pumps, and there are also continuous glucose monitors. An artificial pancreas would combine them both, and the machine would make decisions on when to give insulin and when to suspend insulin, instead of the person needing to have to.

This guideline shows that the FDA must think that this device isn’t too far away — and this would allow expedited approval. Hurrah!

The JDRF was encouraged by the draft, and hopes it is as good as it looks.

FDAs guidelines are here: FDA Guidelines draft


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As you know by reading my blog, diabetes has had a profound effect on my life and those of my friends, family and loved ones. As you may know, type 1 (juvenile) diabetes is a devastating disease, and while insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it’s NOT a cure. That’s why I’m committed to fighting for a cure through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) advocacy program. Please join me in this effort to make a cure for type 1 diabetes a reality.

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