We’re Not Waiting for Our Automatic Pancreas System
“We are not waiting. Why are you?” — Scott Leibrand
The session starts with a grand vision. “Someday data from a measurement device like a continuous glucose monitor will be directly linked to a dosing device like an insulin pump. Such systems are already in trial, so within a few years — “
Wait, hold on, someone has her hand up. A person from the audience insists on interrupting this futuristic blather. Dana Lewis rises from her seat to announce that she is already using a DIY artificial pancreas system. And she’s brought some friends along, too. In what will be widely recognized as one of our day’s highlights, the QS Public Health stage is relinquished to a remarkable group of self-trackers, hackers, and activists with diabetes who are improving their own care with DIY tools and amazing community support. Watch the full video below.