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#wearenotwaiting

Connor referred to a movement called

"we are not waiting", explaining, "This is

a group of tech-savvy individuals who

have done DIY artificial pancreas systems

in their homes and workplaces, creating

ways to manage glucose better using

devices and creating code to make the

devices communicate to each other. The

movement drew attention to this area. It is

also a challenge to the NHS that there are

do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems

(DIYAPS). It can be seen as a problem

that these system have not gone through

a regulatory process and been proven

safe to use. However, JDRF in the US and

the UK has been urging diabetes teams

to support people who choose to use

DIYAPS systems, but also to work with

them, and with researchers like Professor

Hovorka, to get these systems past the

regulatory proceedings in order that those

with less confidence in handling diabetes

technology on their own can still have

access to it if it has been proven to work,

improving control of the condition ¬as well

as quality of life for the individuals."

Connor also commented that, "Faster

insulins are likely to help improve AP

systems, as current insulins have 'long

tails', which is to say they are still acting

hours after taking them. 'Insulin on board'

is another factor that people with diabetes

have to think about. Faster insulins mean

not just that the insulin starts working

faster but also the end action - or 'stop'

- is faster. That allows AP systems

to be more 'on it'. Research into and

development of faster insulins is another

area where JDRF is supporting research."

Back to the app, how much of a

challenge is it to use? Says Hovorka,

"If you can use a smartphone, then you

should be able to handle the app. A

major part of the research focused, was

to make it very easy to be trained on, and

then easy to use. You do however need to

be able to use a Dana insulin pump and

Dexcom CGM sensor. Younger groups,

particularly teens, adapt to it very quickly,

but we have even had older people who

have never used a mobile phone adjust

quickly to using the app."

Ease of use

Many people feel that one of the great

advantages of this app is that it is so

simple to set up. You only have to put

in two parameters: your body weight in

kilograms and your average total daily

insulin use. From that point on, so long as

the sensor, app and pump are talking to

each other, the app will immediately start

modulating insulin delivery. Says Hovorka,

"The app is highly adaptive for daily insulin

needs, including night-time insulin needs.

It can address the sometimes challenging

post-prandial (after meals) insulin needs,

independent of the basal insulin needs."

The www.cambdiab.com website

has a free online training portal that

supports essential CamAPS FX app

training for healthcare professionals,

people with diabetes themselves (and

their family) as well as teachers and

education support staff. There are even

What cost?

Subscription costs start at £80 for one

month; £450 for six months (a saving of

£30) and £840 for an annual subscription

(a saving £120.) To subscribe go to the

website. Also available on the website

is top up training on the Dana RS pump,

the Dexcom G6, if required, as well as

online training on the CamAPS FX app.

The app itself can be downloaded from

the Amazon App Store, currently only

available for android.

www.cambdiab.com

It's possible to bolus from

the app itself, direct from the

phone. This means that your

insulin management can be

very discreet - extremely

handy, but what is key is that

it learns. This is important,

as we are all different. -

Professor Hovorka (pictured).

"

carb-counting and dana refreshers plus a

module specifically aimed at schools. This

schools training is a reference point for

teachers as to what is required of them to

support any child or student studying at

their institution. The bottom line is that as

the app seems to make diabetes control

more stable, so there should be less need

for anyone to be involved in caring for

the person with T1D than with standard

insulin injection or pump therapy.

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