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On The Road Again: The Artificial Pancreas Makes Successful Stop In Santa Barbara, Calif; Next Stop — France & Italy

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Have Artificial Pancreas; Will Travel.

Dr. Daniel Chernavvsky, Clinical Research Coordinator, and I display the AP as the 24-hour clinical trial ends March 15.  I did NOT want to give it back to him. I'm sure he was watching me closely, LOL.

Dr. Daniel Chernavvsky, Clinical Research Coordinator, and I display the AP as the 24-hour clinical trial ends March 15. I did NOT want to give it back to him. I’m sure he was watching me closely, LOL.

That’s the word today from Daniel Cherñavvsky, MD, CRC with the University of Virginia Health System. “Yes, we completed the trial in Santa Barbara and the following article published in Diabetesmine.com talks about it.,” Dr. Daniel tells me.  “We are ready to do the trial overseas” in France and Italy next.

Yes! The AP outpatient trial was done with participants in California in April and provided more details and data. For Daniel, the next stop on the road trip is to bring the technology to his research colleagues in France and Italy. This is all building toward home trials — yes, home trials in the real world in 2014 — by PWDs ( persons with diabetes) while being closely monitored by doctors and researchers via remote technology!

Here is a brief excerpt from the Diabetesmine.com article.

“This is all very exciting! Although when you think about it, 48 hours is a pretty short timeframe to get a realistic read on any PWD’s ongoing patterns of glucose swings. I wondered how realistic the algorithm patterns were…

“We’re just dipping our toes in the stream right now,” Dr. Howard Zisser said. “We’re going with our ‘best guess’ until we can do week-long studies.” Meanwhile, patient Jim wasn’t complaining a bit over 48 hours of long-awaited freedom. “It’s soooo nice — I don’t have to do anything!” he crooned, with his eyes all a’twinkle. Dr. Zisser just grinned. “We’re learning and developing things along the way,” he said. “It’s like the space program. We’re going to the moon, and along the way we get Tang, and who knows what other innovations that come out of the process?”

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Author: werthecure01

Diabetes doesn't define me; it inspires me to define the future for individuals living with autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes. -- Mike Anderson, diagnosed 1998.

One thought on “On The Road Again: The Artificial Pancreas Makes Successful Stop In Santa Barbara, Calif; Next Stop — France & Italy

  1. Mike, if you had to give it back, how do you feel about coping without it?

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