Imagine that you are living with an incurable health challenge… a challenge that has a significant impact on your daily life and never goes away. Then, after years or even decades of living and struggling with that challenge, you discover that you can have a far better life because of a new technology that is just emerging, not yet refined, not yet perfected, but improving year by year.
As time passes, numerous medical, scientific and engineering challenges facing this new technology arise and are met, solutions are found and many, but not all, are implemented. The technology becomes more advanced, and thankfully, throughout this time of development the core benefits you have learned to rely upon persist – life is still far better – even as the technology struggles and stumbles toward perfection. You remain hopeful that the day is about to dawn when the technology matures and reaches its full potential – a day when everyone facing your challenges can have the benefits which you enjoy.
But then, on the eve of resounding success, development slows and some of the hard-won solutions are not implemented. New engineering and scientific capabilities arise but are not exploited and the technology begins to fade…just as it was ready to blossom. It doesn’t disappear completely – it just never quite gets the resources needed to realize its full potential.
Few advancements in medicine emerge in perfect form. In the 1920s, insulin became available – it was a miracle but in the beginning it was crude and unrefined. Insulin needed the best of our capabilities and decades of investment and development to fulfill its promise. What if the challenges facing insulin were left unmet? What if we hadn’t used our best efforts to seek out and implement solutions to those challenges? Unimaginable isn’t it!
Today, we finally have the engineering and scientific capabilities to develop an implantable insulin pump that will revolutionize the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes and forge a clear path to a truly effective artificial pancreas. Will we dedicate the needed resources to make it a reality?
There is a fair amount of detailed information included in our website and I hope you will spend some time reading and thinking about it.
But first, take a moment to view the videos we have included. Listen to people who have experienced a better life because of the implantable insulin pump and who have shared our struggles. Hear what they have to say about the implantable insulin pump – you may be surprised.