Please excuse my bit of sarcasm, and negativity today. I am feeling some burnout with online posting.
I sat in on the Bionic Pancreas session last year at the Friends For Life Conference. Ed Damiano did a great job with his presentation. I do find it exciting, but I do not trust the Dexcom component that will monitor the BG levels. I am wearing a Dexcom G4 now, and it is sometimes differs from my meter by as much as 30 points. Will the G6 be perfect? I doubt it. One false low, or high, could send someone to the ER with too much insulin because of a false high, or too much glucagon, because of a false low. I will not use a bionic pancreas, ever (Medicare would not cover it anyway, lol).
I know the bionic pancreas is not a 'cure', but I do not expect there will be a real cure in my lifetime. I know two long term T1D's who had a pancreas transplant, and it has worked very very well! Both of them have been T1 for more then 50 years. One of them is celebrating the 8'th anniversary of her pancreas transplant. The other is a lady in England with a pancreas transplant, and a quadruple bypass. She is also doing very well! I do believe in pancreas transplants, but I do not need one. I am a T1D for 70 years, and my life is very good, without a transplant. If I got a transplant, and was no longer a T1D, then how could I get a 75 year medal?? I suppose I could wait for a transplant after I get the 75 year medal , only five more years, but I want a 100 year medal too!! LOL