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DISCOVERY

IMPROVED TANDEM IQ CONTROL

T2 REMISSION RESTORES PANCREAS

Air Liquide Healthcare, the company

that brought the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin

pump to the UK, reports that the roll out of

its Control-IQ closed-loop software over

a summer limited by lockdown has gone

well. Early adopters transferred over from

Basal-IQ to Control-IQ over the summer

months, with the remainder happening

through autumn, following approval from

users' clinics.

Basal-IQ software meant that the

t:slim X2 insulin pump could predict a

low blood glucose and suspend insulin

delivery based on readings from a

Dexcom CGM sensor. Control-IQ added

in additional insulin delivery being done by

the pump on readings of too-high glucose

readings. Simon Treadwell, Tandem's UK

Manager says, "There have been great

initial results from those who have made

the transition from Basal- to Control-IQ,

with users reporting increased Time in

Range. Due to circumstances, training for

the update from Basal-IQ to Control-IQ

took place at home instead of the clinic,

via virtual consultations and online training

modules. In some cases we were able to

assist in clinics, but in the main remote

upgrades were possible. We even had

some entirely new people going on our

pumps supported in their own homes

by remote video and telephone support.

We were also able to provide remote

support clinic staff for training on the new

software."

Transition to the newer software was

made possible for some by the publishing

of the NICE Medtech Innovation Briefing

on the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump for

managing blood glucose levels in Type 1

diabetes. The NICE briefing reports that

studies show the t:slim X2 insulin pump,

with predictive low-glucose suspend

technology or advanced hybrid closedloop system, is more

effective than

comparators.

As of the start of October, Control-IQ

data will also be visible in the Diasend

mobile app for those who use the Diasend

platform.

Research funded by Diabetes UK has

revealed that going into remission of Type

2 diabetes through a low-calorie, weight

management programme can restore the

pancreas to normal size.

People with Type 2 diabetes have a

pancreas that is around 20-30% smaller

than people without the condition, and it

is more irregular in shape. But it wasn't

clear if this is the cause of Type 2 or a

result of having the condition, or whether

it's possible to restore the pancreas to a

healthy size and shape.

DiRECT, the trial funded by Diabetes

UK, has shown that more than a third

(36%) of people with Type 2 diabetes

who took part in the low-calorie, weight

management programme, were still in

remission two years later.

Researchers tracked changes in the

pancreases of 64 participants in the trial.

Using MRI scanners, they measured the

volume, shape and amount of fat in the

pancreases, and follow these changes

over two years.

The researchers observed for the

first time that the size of the pancreas

in people who were in remission for two

years had increased by 20% - returning

to almost normal size. The researchers

also saw that, along with a drop in the

amount of fat in the pancreas, the very

irregular borders of the pancreas returned

to normal.

In people who didn't go into remission,

their pancreas didn't increase in volume to

the same extent, and they showed very

little change in pancreas shape.

Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle

University, who led this work, said: "It will

be enormously encouraging for anyone

with Type 2 diabetes to learn that their

small pancreas can return to normal size.

Knowing what a treatment actually does

inside the body is both motivating and

reassuring."

The findings were presented at the

virtual European Association for the

Study of Diabetes (EASD) conference in

September.

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