What do you think about the artificial pancreas project? I support the project and am happy to see research dollars invested in it 53% 156 I support the project but worry that it is taking resources away from a real cure 22% 63 I don't support the project because it's not a real cure 11% 31 I don't support the project because I don't think it will work 3% 10 I'm not sure 2% 6 I don't know enough about it 9% 27
Total votes: 293
What do you think about the artificial pancreas project?Poll dates: January 13 - 20, 2010
Total Votes: 293
On January 13, 2010, the JDRF announced a partnership with Animas Corporation to develop a closed-loop artificial pancreas -- a major advancement in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. We asked CWD readers what they thought about this announcement.
Based on this unscientific poll, CWD families strongly support the artificial pancreas project. Just over 50% fully support it, and another 22% support it but worry that this project will take resources away from cure-related research. Dr. Aaron Kowalski, the research director for JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Project, addressed these concerns in personal post in the CWD Forums.
For additional information, see:
- JDRF Forms Partnership with Animas to Develop First-Generation Automated System for Managing Type 1 Diabetes.
- Is a "closed-loop" CGM and Pump a Cure? from the CWD Forums
- JDRF, Animas & Dexcom Artificial Pancreas development Pact from the CWD Forums
- JDRF, Animas, and Dexcom Walk Into a Bar: Not a Diabetes Joke - An Artificial Pancreas.
- NEWS FLASH: JDRF Joins with Animas & DexCom to Build "First-Generation" Artificial Pancreas.
Note that a significant number of obviously duplicated votes were removed.
Last Updated: Wednesday January 20, 2010 11:40:11
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