|"Closed Loop System"|
When I have idle time at work I use it to review any and all information related to Diabetes. Yesterday I stumbled across a site called http://www.diabeteshealth.com/ and was scrolling through the numerous summaries regarding new research, nutrition etc...
I reviewed the topic related to closing the loop, since a cure is too distant at the moment, perhaps the focus should be on designing a complex computer feedback system whereby a Continuous Glucose Sensor communicates with a microscopic mega computer that in turn uses fancy algorithms to communicate with the pump telling it what to do. Sounds pretty cool, except for a couple of things...
My issue and the researchers mainly in Europe feel the challenge is how the computer program will account for things like, spontaneous activity, stress, and the human bodies biochemistry, aka "Diabetic Curve Balls" that get thrown our way on a daily diabetic basis. I have to say I can't see the system being too successful, just my humble opinion.
I know, I am a natural sceptic.
I think they need to focus on insulin analogues that respond to micro changes in blood glucose, like a non-diabetics where the minute the body senses a micro increase the beta cells send out the first responders. Now I am not a biochemist, nor really that smart, I get by, but this just seems logical Don't know if its possible and I am sure they are working on it.
When I reflect on such things, I can't help to marvel at how truly amazing the human body is designed, how complex our inner workings really are.
What do you all think about this?