Category: Edward Damiano

Bionic Pancreas: A Father’s Mission To Fight Type 1 Diabetes

September 17th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers 0 comments

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More than 29 million Americans have diabetes — it is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. In most cases, poor diet and lack of exercise are contributing factors to Type 2 diabetes, in which the pancreas doesn’t use the hormone insulin properly. Insulin is needed to convert sugar into energy…

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“The possibility that you could go to sleep and have your blood sugar drop profoundly low while you’re unconscious and there’s no one there to intervene. And the fear is something called ‘dead in bed syndrome.’”

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Amesbury brothers try out bionic pancreas

September 14th, 2014 in 2014, Associated Press, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Like all parents, Constance Clarizia wants a short respite and sweet dreams at the end of the day. But for the past 14 years, nighttimes have not been sweet. With two sons who have Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes, nighttimes have meant monitoring of blood sugar levels even while her children are sleeping…

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“When you are sleeping, you are checked out. You don’t want to check out permanently.”

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Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with ‘bionic pancreas’

September 12th, 2014 in 2014, Baltimore Sun, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just swimming, going on hikes and eating S’mores for two glorious weeks…

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“The results were good — much, much better than even we anticipated — and the kids seemed to have a great time.”

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Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

August 31st, 2014 in 2014, BBC, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Those with type 1 diabetes often say having the condition is like having a second job such is the stress of monitoring their blood sugar levels and administering doses of insulin…

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“Young people who start college with type 1 diabetes have such a hard time managing this new world that they’re engaging with and at the same time they’re taking full responsibility of their diabetes. My goal is to build a device that will unburden him of that.”

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This Scientist Is Creating The Perfect Pancreas To Treat His Son’s Diabetes

August 20th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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David Damiano would have died before his first birthday if it weren’t for modern medicine.  David received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 11 months old. His pancreas stopped producing insulin, the hormone that regulates how much sugar is in our blood. Too much and you can end up in a coma, too little and your organs stop working…

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“Diabetes does not take a vacation. It doesn’t go to sleep at night.”

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Bionic pancreas tested in diabetic kids at a summer camp

August 13th, 2014 in 2014, CBS Evening News, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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At a summer camp outside of Boston, a group of children is taking part in an unprecedented test of potentially life-changing medical technology. The kids have diabetes, and they’re testing a bionic pancreas in challenging real-world conditions. It’s the first time the device has been tested in children ages 6 to 11…

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“What we are trying to learn with the device is how well it can control blood sugars in very small children leading a very active lifestyle.”

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The bionic pancreas data

July 3rd, 2014 in 2014, BU Studio, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas” being developed by engineers at Boston University and medical doctors at Massachusetts General hospital…

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Father develops bionic pancreas to save son

June 29th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, MSNBC, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Associate professor of Biomedical engineering at Boston University, Ed Damiano, explains the big idea behind Bionic Pancreas, a device he developed to ensure the health and safety of his son, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at just 11 months old…

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America’s Diabetes Surge

June 18th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, NPR, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Diabetes in America. Type 2 is a symptom and a disease. Type 1 may have some new answers…

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Researchers developing bionic pancreas for diabetics

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WFXT 0 comments

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