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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Gil DePaula
"Gil, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill. PS thank you for being a TUDiabetes supporter"
Nov 4
Gil DePaula liked Emily Coles's event Live Interview with Doug Baum, making better glucagon with Xeris Pharmaceuticals
Sep 22
Linda G left a comment for Gil DePaula
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Nov 4, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for Gil DePaula
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Nov 4, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Gil DePaula
"Gil, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Nov 4, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
""... walk into any store...""
Oct 17, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"Hi Clare, not yet. New address: 965 Sutter St. #123 San Francisco, CA 94109 Thank you!"
Oct 15, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"Dr. Kenneth Ward's studies at OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University), among others, have proven that the glucose readings are not affected by insulin and/or glucagon being injected nearby. In our case, they will be about 1 3/4 inches…"
Oct 15, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"Yes. Clinical studies by Dr. Russell and Dr. Damiano in Boston have indicated that it's actually possible to eat or not, or exercise or not, at anytime, just as someone with a functioning pancreas would. Google it and read more about it. :) But…"
Oct 15, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"Glucagon is not for energy, stamina, nor better sports performance, i.e. "fuel". It's just to avoid that people with insulin-dependent diabetes don't have hypoglycemia. If you're participating in a long race you would still…"
Oct 15, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"The phone or tablet (and the app) are optional. You may purchase the optional dedicated controller (PDA/Vox). Like with any device, if it gets damaged or lost, you can get a replacement. The advantage of a phone/tablet, over Insulet's PDM for…"
Oct 14, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"The sensor is part of the disposable "GlucoWedge" plug-in module. The transmitter is part of the re-usable "CoreMD" (triangular device at the center). No additional separate devices are needed."
Oct 14, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"The only way an artificial pancreas can avoid someone from going low is by delivering glucagon, just like a functioning real pancreas would do. Scenario 1: If you take pre-meal insulin, but then have to skip the meal, for example. Scenario 2: You…"
Oct 14, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"Micro doses of glucagon is what will be delivered, if needed. Research proves that: 1. These small amounts do not cause nausea or vomiting on most people (please google for Dr. Ken Ward at OHSU, and Dr. Steven Russell & Dr. Ed Damiano in…"
Oct 14, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"Hi Duarte, Thanks for the question. 1. A prototype is a device that performs most of the functions of the real product, but is not fully operational. 2. Every country in the world requires that medical devices must first be tested (on animals and on…"
Oct 14, 2013
Gil DePaula replied to Timothy's discussion 'New insulin pump, not on the market yet but WOW'
"Hi guys, thanks for mentioning us. Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers, Gil."
Oct 11, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
No diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learn about people's needs for diabetes care and help develop products & apps.
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.3 in June 2011 (ADA - San Diego) (I don't have diabetes)
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http://Twitter: @Pancreum. Facebook: Pancreum, LLC
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I'm an electronics & software engineer. I've worked for several medical device companies, including for some major players in the diabetes medical device industry. I hope to learn about people's needs and use this feedback to try to improve the design of diabetes management medical devices.

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Gil DePaula's Blog

Thank you TuDiabetes Community! Your input contributed to Pancreum's product design! Pancreum has just won the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge!

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:56pm 2 Comments

Over the last couple of years I've participated in several blogs about the Insulet OmniPod System, the Medtronic Guardian RT CGMS and general insulin pump & CGMS technology.



During this time, while blogging, I received a lot of feedback about these devices and their technology. You expressed your wishes for features and your concerns about the shortcomings of such devices.



I would like to thank the whole TuDiabetes community for giving me this much needed feedback and… Continue

Pancreum is one of 10 finalists in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. What are the "pros" and "cons" of this design?

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:30am 13 Comments

A total of 95 entries were submitted before April 29th. On May 16th the judges announced the 20 semi-finalists (including Pancreum) and asked for people to vote for their favorites. On May 26th, the voting results were in and the 10 finalists (again including Pancreum) were revealed.

 

The winner(s) will be crowned on June 13th, and I have no nails…

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All Pancreum iPhone Diabetes Apps are FREE !!!

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 10:02am 6 Comments

Hi All,



I just wanted to say that I wrote, as a weekend hobby, 8 iPhone Apps that are available for FREE on the Apple AppStore. They are just very simple "calculators" for several different factors, ratios, rates, etc. and are not fancy at all.



They are:



1) Bolus Calculator

2) Basal Calculator

3) Glucose Unit Converter (mg/dl to-from mmol/l)

4) Average Glucose Level to HbA1c % Converter

5) Insulin-On-Board Calculator

6) Insulin-to-Carb… Continue

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At 4:35am on November 4, 2014, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIL!!
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At 12:07am on November 4, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Gil, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

PS thank you for being a TUDiabetes supporter

At 5:50am on November 4, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY,Gil. , I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:51am on November 4, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES GIL!!
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Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!
http://bigbluetest.org/
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At 1:51am on November 4, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 12:33am on November 4, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Gil, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 5:56am on November 8, 2012, jrtpup said…

Our Annual Campaign is coming!

Would you consider helping by writing a short comment/testimonial about your
experiences at TuD? The main message for the campaign this year is that no
one with diabetes should ever feel alone. Messages from our community give
people a real-life, personal sense of how valuable TuDiabetes is to each of
us, how it's changed our lives, etc.

If you can, please include a photo of you doing something diabetic (if that
makes sense LOL). Please post to this group
(http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/why-i-participate-in-this-community), or message to me from my page.

Thanks my friends!

At 7:00am on November 4, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Gil....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 7:41pm on October 24, 2012, jrtpup said…

Pssst.... pass it on!

I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.

If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at http://www.bigbluetest.org/. If you have, do another!

At 11:10am on January 5, 2012, Andrew said…

Hey, Gil!

I'm interested in pursuing diabetic technological development. Do you have any advice for me as I prepare for college?
Thanks!

 
 
 

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