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Old 01-13-2010, 23:11   #1
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J&J, Charity to Start Testing Artificial Pancreas
J&J, foundation to start testing of artificial pancreas in insulin-dependent diabetics
By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. January 13, 2010 (AP)
The Associated Press

An experimental artificial pancreas will soon be tested in diabetes patients, potentially sparing them the hormonal disorder's most dangerous complications and frequent blood sugar checks and insulin injections.

If all goes well, a commercial model could be on the market in four years, said Aaron Kowalski, research director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's artificial pancreas project.

The device, being developed by the foundation and health care giant Johnson & Johnson, potentially could help about 6 million diabetics in the U.S. alone who use insulin, Kowalski said.

J&J, Charity to Start Testing Artificial Pancreas - ABC News

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Old 01-14-2010, 00:31   #2
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He Finnegan, we haven't seen you in awhile. How are you doing? welcome back.

Yes, the artificial pancreas is a great new device that may be very helpful to so many diabetics throughout the world. Thanks for posting the link.

There are approximately 2 million Type 1's in the USA. Since there are 6 million who might profit from an artificial pancreas, that means there are 4 million insulin dependant Type 2 diabetics in the USA. Twice as many Type 2's as Type 1's use insulin. Interesting statistics.

I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
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