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    Alene Bouranova is a Pacific Northwest native and a BU alum (COM’16). After earning a BS in journalism, she spent four years at Boston magazine writing, copyediting, and managing production for all publications. These days, she covers campus happenings, current events, and more for BU Today. Fun fact: she’s still using her Terrier card from 2013. When she’s not writing about campus, she’s trying to lose her Terrier card so BU will give her a new one. She lives in Cambridge with her plants. Profile

    Alene Bouranova can be reached at abour@bu.edu

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There are 8 comments on How the iLet Bionic Pancreas Could Revolutionize Type 1 Diabetes Management

  1. As the parent of a daughter diagnosed with T1D at 6 years old (now 12), I am so excited to read of the development of the iLet system, and its approval by the FDA. As Ms. Bouranova quotes Dr. Wolpert, today’s systems, although technologically advanced, are not really “plug and play”. While CGMs and pumps, are wonderful, they still leave the wearer (and caregivers, where one needs one) with the need to interpret a great deal. My question: when will the iLet system be widely available to those living with T1D? The day can’t come soon enough.

    1. Thanks for reading, Leslie. CGM stands for continuous glucose monitor. The first reference and description are in the section below the photo of Ed Damiano holding an infant David. – Andrew Thurston, Editor, The Brink

  2. What an incredible contribution to the world, David Damiano. Thank you!

    Our Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and in her memoir she describes some alarming experiences from an unexpected dip or surge in her insulin level. I hope that she’s aware of this life-changing technology.

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