Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Child Is Using The World's First Artificial Pancreas?

The world's first artificial pancreas (AP) is being used by a four year old child. That seems premature for someone so young. Actually, this is NOT an AP. I am told that it is the Medtronic 640G, which has a predictive low shutoff. It apparently doesn't do automatic dosing. It is a mistake to call it an AP.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Richard,

    You're absolutely right of course: over here in the UK, there was also some "confusion" in the media, although Medtronic did issue a press release talking about the journey towards a fully automatic AP, which some of the headline writers ignored...

    Although it's "only" Stage 2 of the JDRF journey to an AP, its predictive suspension and more intelligent restarting of basal insulin infusion sold us (see http://littlet1d.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/my-dream-pump.html). We're currently due to start our T1D daughter on the 640g in a couple of weeks...

    Thanks for posting - enjoying the blog!
    Best wishes,
    matt

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