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Patients living with type 1 diabetes are constantly tinkering with glucose monitors and insulin pumps. All that Dana Lewis, a health communications professional, has to do is text her pancreas--which actually combines an insulin pump and glucose monitor and connects to her smartphone to cut the hundreds of interactions conventional type 1 diabetes requires to just six a day.
Commanding the pancreas to increase blood glucose on the day of a big speech allow for Lewis to plan her day exactly how she needs. Without the hassle of continuous checking of insulin pumps and glucose monitors, she is able to send texts to her pancreas to control her chronic condition and live a more high-quality life while monitoring her diabetes effortlessly.
“Every five minutes, the system pulls data from the pump, and says 'here's what been happening,' and it pulls data from your continuous glucose monitor, which says, 'here's what your blood sugar is, and this rig,' the physical hardware, processes the data from both devices and run it through the devices and run its through the algorithm and says, based on the trend of your blood sugar, and the newest data point, plus what's happening with insulin, plus your personal settings, your about your sensitivity to insulin, what you want to target, and things like that, and you're predicted to be X," said Lewis.
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