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NEWS

An artificial pancreas app developed with support from JDRF

has been licensed for use in the UK.

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P

ioneering diabetes

researcher Professor

Roman Hovorka

has launched the

world's first licensed,

downloadable artificial pancreas app for

people with Type 1 diabetes.

The CamAPS FX app works with an

insulin pump and a glucose monitor to

automatically deliver insulin to people via

a sophisticated algorithm. Prof Hovorka,

from the University of Cambridge, hopes

it will become available on the NHS and

take over most of the management of

Type 1 diabetes - particularly at night,

when potentially dangerous low blood

glucose levels can occur.

The app can also upload the user's

blood glucose measurements seamlessly

to diasend, an online platform, allowing

their diabetes team to provide more

personalised care. The CamAPS FX app

is backed by 13 years of clinical research

carried out by Professor Hovorka and his

research group, and funded by JDRF,

Diabetes UK, the National Institute for

Health Research, the National Institutes

of Health, Horizon 2020, and The Leona

M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust.

It is licensed for use by both

adults and children with the condition,

including pregnant women, and children

aged one and up. It is the first artificial

pancreas system to be licensed for use

in pregnancy, or by young children. The

app is now available for UK users to

download onto Android phones via the

Amazon Appstore. The app is available on

subscription, starting at £70 per month.

The app is supported by a small

number of UK diabetes clinics. People

NEWS

REPORT

who wish to use the app will need to

confirm which clinic they attend and

must be using a Dana RS pump and a

Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor.

But Professor Hovorka and his research

team will work to continue to bring this

technology to all who need it, via the NHS.

Key to this will be the generation of data

to support the case for NHS provision.

Artificial pancreas app

The CamAPS FX app is the first

step towards a fully automated and

interoperable artificial pancreas. Fully

automated and interoperable artificial

pancreas technology will fundamentally

change life for those living with Type 1

diabetes, by working with a range of

insulin pumps and glucose monitors to lift

the burden of managing a condition that

is relentlessly unpredictable day and night.

Professor Hovorka will continue to

refine the artificial pancreas through

research into mealtime glucose

control and improving ease of use. He

comments, "This is a major steppingstone towards

providing widely available,

clinically proven, and user-friendly artificial

pancreas technology to people with Type

1 diabetes. Our aim is to alleviate the

ever-present burden of type 1 diabetes

and improve health outcomes. This is

the outcome of hard work, with more to

come. We are indebted to all who are

helping us on this journey. A leader of data

visualisation and analytic tools for Type 1

diabetes, Glooko/diasend is supporting

the CamAPS FX app in helping people

with the condition to live better lives."

jdrf.org.uk/APS-changing-lives

ABOVE: Professor Roman

Hovorka from the University

of Cambridge. BELOW: The

CamAPS FX app on a

mobile phone screen.

Index

  1. Page 0001
  2. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
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  4. Page 0004
  5. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  6. Page 0006
  7. Medtronic Guardian Connect
  8. Page 0008
  9. Page 0009
  10. Page 0010
  11. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
  12. Page 0012
  13. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
  14. Page 0014
  15. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  16. Page 0016
  17. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
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  20. Page 0020
  21. Page 0021
  22. NHS UK coronovirus information
  23. Second Nature lifestyle behaviour change
  24. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  25. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  26. Carbs & Cals, Chris Cheyette, Yello Balolia, Making Carbs Count
  27. Diabetes UK helpline
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  30. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
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  32. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
  33. Nemaura Medical, Faz Chowdhury, sugarBEAT, BEATdiabetes, glucose sensor, glucose sensor for Type 2 d
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  39. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
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