The next-gen MiniMed 780G advanced hybrid closed loop is expected to be in the US in 2022. In Europe, many individuals are already experiencing the new technology.
YOUR GLUCOSE LEVEL IN NO TIME - PKvitality - France
K’WatchTM Glucose is a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) device that will track your glucose level continuously throughout the day and night. Check your sugar levels discreetly by simply glancing at the watch. The glucose trend and history graphs will help you to improve your glucose level control. It will alert you to highs or lows with discreet vibrations. You will be able to program different alert levels for nighttime and even send alerts to your family or friends*.
Underneath the watch, you will find the disposable K’apsul, using SkinTaste technology. K’apsulTM will consist of an array of micro-points and biosensors that will measure glucose painlessly through the skin. K’apsul will be held in place with a hypoallergenic adhesive patch. The patch will be easily removed and replaced after 7 days of use.
Beyond the biomarker tracking (Glucose or Lactate via K’apsul), K’Watch can provide other useful information to the user:
– Time and date, it’s a watch!
– Activity tracking (steps, distance, calories)
– Heart rate
– Sleep quality
The first fully implantable sensor that lasts up to three months
- Eliminates the need for weekly sensor insertions and site maintenance
Professionally inserted sensor
First - What Does Closed Loop Mean?
Healthcare providers like the term “closed loop” better than artificial pancreas but both terms are used to describe the same device. Closed loop means the system monitors blood glucose levels, uses an algorithm to determine if insulin is needed or not needed, or if glucagon is needed or not needed, and then gives the dose directly to the patient. A closed loop system requires no action on the patient’s part, everything is done automatically by the device. Again, closed loop is just another term for an artificial pancreas, but it’s the preferred term in the healthcare world.
BetaBionics is aiming a closed loop system that better serve patients with diabetes. They are developing a insulin-glucagon pump called iLet.
The iLet pump system contains a dual-chamber infusion pump which allows for the independent release of insulin, glucagon, or both – closely mimicking a biological pancreas’ functions.
The iLet Bionic Pancreas System is pocket sized device that will be worn similarly to that of an insulin pump, but only requires the patient to enter body weight, and does not require any carbohydrate counting nor the configuring of any basal or bolus rates or correction ratios.