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Blind dates are tough, especially when they are with the Bionic Pancreas. So was this a match made in heaven?  In my day 1 article I talked about patience and that, my friends, was the key takeaway from day 2. First, let’s set some expectations. The Bionic Pancreas needs to get to know me.  Yesterday […]

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In this video Bill talks about what he is feeling like minutes before he gets hooked up to the Bionic Pancreas for the first time.  Bill discusses his feelings right after he disconnects from his personal insulin pump and lets the Bionic Pancreas start doing all the work. Watch as Bill explains what the GlucoScout […]


Do you remember the first time your eyes met the love of your life?  I do. Your eyes met, you looked away and blushed, looked again in hopes they were looking back at you. That’s the moment when the magic happened. Well, the same love story can be told for the Bionic Pancreas. Yesterday was […]

Before Bill Goes Bionic

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Wow, I am like a kid in a candy shop that can’t, yet, eat the candy. Today is the day I officially start the Beacon Hill Study (or Bionic Pancreas)! This afternoon, I get the CGM sensor inserted so it can be better calibrated for the Bionic Pancreas to do more accurate adjustments. So, what […]

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The post bionic blues are back…sigh. I’m a full day 3 into my normal week routine after being able to take part in the Bionic Pancreas study again. I’m back to guesstimating carbs, back to hoping I don’t wake up extremely high or low, and back to feeling of uneasiness from my guilty decision making. […]

Engineering A Pancreas

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GluBill and GluAnna talk with Dr. Ed Damiano, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, about his involvement in the Beacon Hill Study of the Bionic Pancreas. Dr. Damiano reflects on his personal connection to type 1 diabetes and how this link fueled his desire to produce a closed loop system.     Also in […]



Tuesday, May 28 So today my blood sugar is 338 with a straight arrow across. I haven’t been this high in months. I forget how gross and disgusting I feel; I am tired, unable to eat my lunch, let alone fathom the thought of putting anything other than ice cold water in to my mouth, […]


In this video Anna Floreen, Glu’s Outreach Manager, describes her experiences with the Bionic Pancreas. What devices did she wear? How did she feel? What was it like having medical devices make diabetes decisions for her? To read her 7-day chronicle of experiences go to

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It was completely my choice to be connected to an extra set of wires, infusion sites, an IV, and spend 5 nights away from the comforts of home. So why did I do this trial anyway? I did it so I could take part in something that could prove to the world that there IS […]

Day 6: Display Off

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      If someone were to ask me, “How often do you use a CGM?” I would say “Almost always.” In fact I think that was Question of the Day this week. I love the constant display of blood sugar graphs. It’s the first thing I grab in the morning so I can see […]