I believe in the work they are doing and they are the horse (OK, the artificial pancreas system) I am backing until there is a biological cure. I know my body and I know that I need the glucagon portion of this system to keep my blood glucose levels in range.
I’ve donated before and I will again to this…And I’d love for you to read on and hear what they’re doing. We’re so close. And you can help.
From The Bionic Pancreas Team:
Exciting innovative work is being done at Boston University that is focused on profoundly improving outcomes in type 1 diabetes and substantially reducing the burden of diabetes management. Ed Damiano and his team have developed the one and only fully integrated, fully automated bihormonal bionic pancreas. They have done so in large part from charitable donations from the type 1 community. I support this project.
I am asking for your help. I invite you to look at the work that they have done, the results of multiple outpatient trials that they have completed with their clinical collaborators across the US, and the iLetTM, which was unveiled in July 2015 at the Friends for Life Children with Diabetes Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Ed and his team need our help to bring this to children and adults living with type 1 diabetes. After looking at this information, I am asking you to donate to this project.
Boston University is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible. Boston University assesses no overhead on your gift, so 100% of your donation goes directly to a dedicated account set aside for the Bionic Pancreas Project.
Without our help, this project may encounter a delay from their goal of conducting the final pivotal trial in 2017. These are the trials needed in order to submit the device for final FDA approval.
While Ed’s group has received funding from the NIH, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the JDRF, this money has funded the clinical studies, not the development of the device itself. The project needs at ~ $1.5 million this year in order for his team to remain on track with their device development efforts.
I have included some information from their website as well as links to more information. I have also included a pledge form. If you need more information or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or Scott Scolnick on the Bionic Pancreas fundraising team.
His contact information is Scott Scolnick, M.Ed., firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-608-7362.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Introducing the iLet
Built-in wireless CGM technology
Using Dexcom CGM technology, the iLet offers its own, built-in, continuous glucose monitor. All that is required is a Dexcom sensor and transmitter and the iLet will replace your regular CGM receiver.
No separate processor, all the smarts are already built-in.
No longer do we need a laptop or an iPhone to run our insulin and glucagon dosing algorithms; the iLet brings with it a dedicated platform to run all of our dosing algorithms on a single, handheld device.
The iLet is an automated, personalized diabetes management platform that automatically learns your insulin requirements and automatically adapts its insulin dosing to your ever- changing needs, allowing you to focus on the rest of your life.
Two pumps in one
Streamlined, simple, and friendly user-interface
A touch-screen display brings all the information you need right to your fingertips through an extremely simple and elegant user-interface.
NOTE: The iLet is an investigational device and is not yet FDA approved. Our goal is to conduct human factors studies and begin clinical trials testing the iLet in 2016.
Donations support the Bionic Pancreas Project at Boston University. 100% of your gift is tax deductible, and goes directly to the work being done on the one and only fully integrated, fully automated bihormonal bionic pancreas.