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[dupe] A Smart Artificial Pancreas Could Conquer Diabetes (ieee.org)
27 points by rchaudhary 11 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 8 comments






Good news. Let's just hope artificial organs don't fall into the same software trap of dark patters as of late: privacy issues, bad firmware updates and bad security vulnerabilities. So no Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, okay? And no data logging that is sent directly to insurance companies..

Luckily the artificial kidney turned out to be a passive device. As a dialysis patient it sucks that its so little funded and taking long to progress.

https://pharm.ucsf.edu/kidney


Vit K1 can already make you more insulin sensitive and can even have positive effects on induced Type 1 diabetes.

Vitamin K1 alleviates streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetes by mitigating free radical stress, as well as inhibiting NF-κB activation and iNOS expression in rat pancreas https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S08999...

Its incredibly difficult getting hold of any sizable (pharmacological) amounts of K1 for reasonable money. I didn't realise good health is so expensive.


"Can't afford your pancreas subscription? AstraZeneca may be able to help."

I would like to add that Control-IQ still underperforms open source DIY artificial pancreas systems like Loop (https://github.com/LoopKit/Loop).

The guys that built Loop and the Riley Link (https://getrileylink.org/) (bluetooth to RF adapter relay to control wireless pumps that were reverse-engineered) are heroes.


Has anybody read about insuline resistance?

Yes, and in the case of these tools it's probably not relevant for the majority of cases - if you're a type 1 diabetic you don't produce enough insulin, it's not a question of how resistant you are to it.



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