Why it matters

When it comes to any medical device there is one inescapable fact; these devices fail and/or malfunction. This as they say comes with the territory. However, when an insulin pump fails or malfunctions it can, has and unfortunately does kill. As we keep repeating insulin when dosed improperly can kill a patient.

Today this issue is more complex than ever as insulin pumps have transformed from semi-smart devices largely controlled by the patient to automated systems which perform tasks for the patient. In today’s world where sensor augmented systems are becoming commonplace the glucose sensor delivers readings . . .

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