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So I am curious - many people are interested in seeing what the artificial pancreas can do, but are you ready to trust it with your well-being?
I wrote a short post about it on the JDCA blog:
But I wanted to get people's opinions on here as well. How do you feel about the AP, and to what degree are you ready to trust it?
The AP suffers from 3 major stumbling blocks: 1) inaccuracy of CGM 2) time delay of CGM 3) time delay of the injected insulins. Time delay is a demolisher of the performance of closed loop systems.
There's an interesting blog @ sixuntilme from Abby, who did a trial recently. Apparently if you puke you are "out" of the trial which makes me think there may be other stumbling blocks besides FDA approval. She also mentions that there's a ton of equipment involved which makes me think that co$t may also become a barrier? If I can get ok control for what I'm spending now (also a ton of money, even with insurance...) why would I spend more to have the new gizmo, particilularly since BCBS will likely adopt a similar stance?