We're hosting a Live Interview this Friday, February 8th, with Lane Desborough on the TuDiabetes homepage.
Lane is Product Strategist for the Diabetes business unit of Medtronic. He spent the first 25 years of his career as a control engineer making oil refineries and chemical plants run more safely and efficiently, and helping the world’s energy situation. Then his son, Hayden, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and Lane was propelled into a new career. He is now applying his expertise in closed loop systems, human factors, and systems engineering to the development of an artificial pancreas – a job he takes very seriously (and very personally).
What would you like to ask him?! Here are a few applicable questions to get your wheels turning:
Please post your questions below by end-of-business on February 7th.
Has Medtronic looked into improving infusion sets so it is not a crap shoot when a new set is inserted as to whether absorption will be good or not. To me this is a major stumbling block for the artificial pancreas.
Will the artificial pancreas have learning algorithms so the code adjusts for a particular user.
Two questions for Lane,
1) How has your life as the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes influence what you do at Medtronic?
2) What lessons from your time working in oil and chemical plants have you found to be most useful as a Product Strategist at Medtronic? (how similar are these two worlds, if you may?)
Doh! I missed it! My question would have been: When is the Medtronic CGM going to send updates to the internet so parents can monitor their children in real time from anywhere?