I've come around to blaming the FDA more.
Our esteemed twitter-addict new leader D. Trump said one of the things he'd do is get rid of ridiculous over-regulation - evidenced by his "2-for-1 new regulation" exec order. (For those out of the US, for every one new regulation, two must be gotten rid of)
Any idea how we could get him to pay attention to this?
I'm looking around trying to find whether OmniPod runs on Bluetooth, and whether it can be hacked to make it into a glucagon pump.. (Or just build an Arduino program to run it - that might be easier) I read a blog article somewhere by a person ran a DIY bi-hormonal loop and had to change the G every day. (I cannot find the article now - anybody know where?)
That really be any different than I do now with basal insulin injection..
(As for mixing the G - G is sold as a powder which is stable and liquid to mix it with, right? How about 3D printing a "straw" that would store enough of the powder for one day at one end, however much saline solution at the other, with a thin wall separating them in the middle, and a screw thing on one end designed for a pen needle.
1) Get up in the morning
2) Take a "G-Straw" and "crack" it in the middle
3) Shake for a minute to mix
4) Screw on the needle
5) Inject into the Omnipod
6) Have your coffee..
7) Repeat every three days
Is a standard G-solution last for the 3 days that the Omnipod does?
Would the mixed G solution be just barely stable enough to last the 3 days the Pod does? Even if you had to inject more as time went on - adjust the control program to compensate, as well as looking at CGM data to double-check which pump had the insulin and glucagon in it.
Then there would be the question of how much it would cost..