GOOR – The official introduction of kunstalvleesklier for diabetics is approaching. The medical device is technically ready, but has yet to be certified. If that last phase is positive, is the invention of suikerpatiënt Robin Koops next year, introduced on the market.
Koops began fifteen years ago with the development of the device that people with diabetes delivered from pricking, measuring, counting and spraying. The first version consisted of two large cabinets. Then it was a device the size of a shoulder bag and now it is a small, portable box that the patient easily can wear.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder with too much glucose in the blood. Because glucose a form of sugar is it is also called diabetes called. The hormone insulin plays a key role in maintaining the amount of glucose in the blood, and so diabetes. The pancreas (pancreatic) gives insulin to the blood. This is the blood sugar regulated. In diabetes type 1 the pancreas no insulin more.
The kunstalvleesklier attach a pump to a continuous glucose meter. That continuously measures the sugar value is. He sends the pump to the right amount of hormones, insulin and glucagon. Complications take heavily, because the values much more stable to continue. “It is an enormous relief for the suikerpatiënt. The box that controls everything,” says Koops.
Over the next three to four months is the artificial pancreas tested in 36 patients. The test is intended to determine whether the medical device is safe enough for the patient. As soon as the (positive) result is known, Inreda Diabetic in Goor increase your production. Inreda Diabetic is the company that Koop founded to his invention to develop and produce
“We want to be from september 2019 in the first instance, fifty patients per year are going to help. About two to three years would be that there are 1500 on an annual basis,” said Koops.
When he was fifteen years ago, began the development of his invention, he had not imagined that it had so much would take time and feet in the earth. “You roll of the a in the other. But you do not stop, you will take automatically the next step. And the nice thing is that a lot of people can help.”