The iLet bionic pancreas system - a black insulin pump, tubing and a Dexcom sensor

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/27049512/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/445599/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_570_Final_iLet_approved_Saint.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”27049512″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”445599″ player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”” /]The newly FDA-approved iLet Bionic Pancreas is the most hands-off automated insulin delivery system to be commercially available. At set up, all you enter is your weight and the only interaction with the pump is to announce meal size, no carb counting.

Stacey talks with Beta Bionics CEO Sean Saint. We go through this pump system in lots of detail, talk about future plans – yes we’ll talk dual chambered pump which is the original design here – and get a little philosophical about the idea behind a hands off system.. especially for those of us used to being much more in the driver’s seat.

This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.

More about Beta Bionics: https://www.betabionics.com/

Our previous episodes about the iLet here: https://diabetes-connections.com/?s=ilet

One of many write ups of clinical trials with the iLet system: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2205225

Stacey mentioned our episode with ConvaTec about infusion sets: https://diabetes-connections.com/the-seven-day-infusion-set-is-here-whats-next-from-convatec-infusion-care/

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