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Artificial pancreas systems

05-31-2019 | Children | News

High variability in insulin needs complicates diabetes management in young children

Children with type 1 diabetes who are aged 6 years or younger have significantly more variability in their insulin needs than adolescents or adults, shows an analysis of closed-loop data.

04-01-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Closed-loop insulin feasible for inpatients needing nutritional support

Researchers show that closed-loop insulin delivery achieves markedly better glucose control than standard insulin management in hospitalized patients with hyperglycemia receiving enteral or parenteral nutrition.

03-25-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Real-world data highlight closed-loop frustrations for youth users

System problems and irritations lead to nearly two in five children abandoning use of closed-loop insulin delivery in a real-world setting, researchers have reported.

02-19-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | Feature | Article

What’s all the fuss about the DIY artificial pancreas?

DIY closed-loop insulin delivery has provoked controversy within the diabetes community, raising questions around patient empowerment, safety and liability, and whether the regulatory process remains fit for purpose in a technological age. medwireNews takes a look at the issues.

02-19-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | Video | Article

Video explainer: The DIY artificial pancreas

Engineer and endocrinologist Rayhan Lal, from Stanford University in California, USA, explains the phenomenon of DIY closed-loop insulin delivery and what to do if a patient wants to adopt it.

02-14-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Hospital admissions for surgery or radiology in patients using diabetes devices

Pratik Choudhary and Lori Berard discuss considerations for treating diabetes device users admitted for surgical procedures and radiological investigations (11:41).

02-14-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Artificial pancreas use viewed positively by users and caregivers

Daytime use of a day-and-night hybrid artificial pancreas system has a positive impact on the lives of users and their caregivers, show results of a longitudinal qualitative study.

02-13-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Emergency admissions for patients using diabetes devices

Lori Berard and Pratik Choudhary address situations that can lead to emergency department admissions in patients using diabetes devices and discuss management strategies tailored to this patient population (9:36).

02-11-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Hospitalized patients using insulin pumps

Lori Berard and Pratik Choudhary address situations that can lead to hospital admissions in insulin pump users, and discuss what the treating clinician needs to know (8:42).

02-01-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Support for hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery in young children

Home use of day and night hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery using the Cambridge model predictive control algorithm is feasible in children aged 1–7 years with type 1 diabetes, researchers report.

12-14-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

MD-Logic closed-loop system successful for unmonitored day and night use

The DREAM5 randomized trial has confirmed the efficacy of closed-loop insulin delivery with the MD-logic algorithm in adolescents and young adults without remote monitoring.

12-14-2018 | Risk factors | Feature | Article

Sleep duration: Waking up to a major metabolic risk factor

The effect of sleep duration on glucose regulation and cardiometabolic risk is becoming an increasingly high-profile issue. medwireNews takes a look at the latest evidence, which shows the gravity of the problem but also offers some solutions.

10-04-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | EASD 2018 | News

‘Gold standard’ trial tests closed-loop delivery across the age spectrum

A randomized trial demonstrates the efficacy of closed-loop insulin delivery in a wide range of patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes.

08-29-2018 | Insulin pumps | Review | Article

Advances in closed-loop insulin delivery systems in patients with type 1 diabetes

Dadlani V et al. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 88. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1051-z

07-24-2018 | Devices and technology | Editorial | Article

The right device at the right time: Optimizing the benefit

Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard scrutinizes the opinion that clinicians should be relying on glycemic outcomes when weighing the decision to prescribe a diabetes device.

06-26-2018 | Devices and technology | Review | Article

Technology in the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus: Current status and future prospects

Tauschmann M Hovorka R. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0044-y

07-10-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | ADA 2018 | News

OpenAPS user glycemic data reported

Patients with type 1 diabetes who move to a DIY closed-loop insulin delivery system have significant improvements in their glycemic control, shows an analysis of continuous glucose monitoring data.

07-02-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | ADA 2018 | News

Real-world MiniMed data in line with trial findings

Patients using the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop system in the real world achieve similar glycemic control to patients who used it in the pivotal clinical trial, researchers have reported.

06-26-2018 | Artificial pancreas systems | Highlight | News

Closed-loop delivery improves inpatient glucose control in type 2 diabetes

Fully closed-loop insulin delivery results in a markedly improved time in range among inpatients with type 2 diabetes receiving noncritical care, researchers have reported.

05-10-2018 | Devices and technology | Review | Article

Diabetes care in the digital era: A synoptic overview

Fatehi F, Menon A, Bird D. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 38. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1013-5

Interactive patient case study

12-21-2018 | Hypoglycemia | Case study | Link

Hypoglycemia and technology

Develop and test your knowledge on the use of different technologies to reduce hypoglycemia risk through this practical example and self-assessment authored by Riccardo Bonfanti and Francesco Chiarelli. This 15 minutes case presents the identification of problematic hypoglycemia and the appropriate use and monitoring of different technologies in the context of reducing the occurrence and risk of hypoglycemia.

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