• Andrew Thurston

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    Andrew Thurston is originally from England, but has grown to appreciate the serial comma and the Red Sox, while keeping his accent (mostly) and love of West Ham United. He joined BU in 2007, and is the editor of the University’s research news site, The Brink; he was formerly director of alumni publications. Before joining BU, he edited consumer and business magazines, including for corporations, nonprofits, and the UK government. His work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the In-House Agency Forum, Folio:, and the British Association of Communicators in Business. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in English and related literature from the University of York. Profile

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There are 7 comments on Bionic Pancreas Better for Managing Type 1 Diabetes

  1. Most people find the glucose sensors to be too inaccurate for insulin dosing. Technically, they are accurate. They accurately measure interstitial glucose, which is not blood glucose.

    1. Hi John-

      The dexcom g6 cgm CAN, per the FDA, be used for insulin dosing decisions. I think CGM is the most liberating and life changing tool on the market for diabetes management. I’m not sure who your “most people” are ( I only hear other people with diabetes singing the song of how amazing dexcom is), but this diabetic has had A1cs between 5.6 & 6.4 for almost 5 years thanks to CGM.

      Will need to look into this, but I want to know if I still have to enter carb values with this pump system? Is it really totally automated? Wild!

  2. My son Richard developed Diabetes Type 1 during his A level exams , about 18 years of age. He has found it very difficult to accept the condition, although realises his need to use Insulin. He monitor’s with a finger prick reading and injects insulin, although a lot of the time his readings are high. After 3 section admissions into a hospital ward, he is making some progress with his life. Can you please help us with the above device, as the care he receives is hopeless.
    With sincere thanks, Frances Royston. ( Richards mother)
    (Richard is no 30 year’s old)

  3. I would love to get one of these. I’ve had diabetes for 30 years and still uncontrolled, I had the pump when I was about 25, pregnant with my first son. Then I couldn’t get it again, I use the Dexcom G6 to constantly monitor my sugars. I’ve been fighting to get a pump again but never seem to qualify for one.

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