Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
August 30, 2006
Question from Attala, Alabama, USA:
Is it possible to have an internal blood sugar monitor that will monitor blood sugars continuously and release insulin as needed?
You are describing an internal closed loop insulin pump, a device that does not yet exist.
One company, Medtronic MiniMed, has an experimental implanted insulin pump. The device is rather large and only delivers insulin.
Several companies have experimental, implanted glucose sensors. All are investigational devices.
Several companies are working on combining continuous sensors, whether external or internal, with insulin pumps. That work is very much experimental.