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Looping and DIY artificial pancreas study day

By Editor
28th August 2019
Technology, Type 1 diabetes

A study day for healthcare professionals to learn about do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems and type 1 diabetes management will take place in Nottingham next month.

The workshop ‘Learning about Looping and DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems’ has been organised by Nottingham Trent University and will be held on Friday, September 27.

Do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems (DIY APS) have been developed by people with type 1 diabetes to automate self-management. These systems use smartphone applications to automate insulin delivery by establishing feedback loops between continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps. This movement is growing rapidly following recent advancements in diabetes technologies.

The event has been approved for six hours of CPD by the Royal College of Physicians. It will provide healthcare professionals with learning and networking opportunities and help delegates:

  • To better understand why and how people with type 1 diabetes are using technologies to create DIY APS
  • To become familiar with the hardware and software used to build DIY APS
  • To recognise how online communities provide peer-support on DIY APS
  • To explore issues relating to professional practice and DIY APS
  • To identify opportunities for auditing and researching DIY APS

The speakers include:

  • Alasdair McLay BEng(Hons), an engineer and problem solver by training who has had type 1 diabetes for over 30 years
  • Dr Emma Wilmot, a Consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary (consultant) Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Peter Jennings, a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and Diabetes Specialist Nurse at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

The event will run from from 9am to 4.30pm and will be held at Trent Vineyard Conference Centre Nottingham, Unit 1 Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2PX.

The cost is £100 and the booking deadline is Wednesday, September 18, at 8am. To register, click here.

Picture credit: Yura Fresh

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