Back to Polls Poll Results
Poll Results
  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:

Note that a significant number of obviously duplicated votes were removed.

[Return to the current poll]

  Back to Polls Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Wednesday January 20, 2010 12:40:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.