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Bruce Bode Part 5, Development of the Artificial Pancreas

Dr. Bruce Bode talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the ADA 77th Scientific Session in San Diego about his first thoughts about pump technology.

Dr. Bruce Bode, MD, FACE  is a professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He has a strong affinity for working with children and young adults with diabetes and is considered one of the leading experts in the world on insulin delivery and glucose sensing. He is very active in clinical research on new diabetes products including pharmacological agents to prevent diabetes and control glucose and new insulins and glucose sensors.

Transcript of this video segment:

Steve Freed: So, when you graduated med school, had you thought about this?

Dr. Bode:  When I graduated medical school, I did think about this, I had developed back in Cambridge, we were working on an insulin pump in 1974. So when I graduated medical school, we were playing with automatic IV insulin titration. Did I think this would happen? No, but I said in the future, we didn’t have sensors there, all we had was point of care blood sugars. Once we knew there were sensors there, that we could do, that came out in 1999 from John Mastrototaro. He’s the first person in the world that developed a glucose sensor that was approved by the FDA. Glucose Oxidase. We knew from there, once we could predict it, we could go into closed loop.