Thirteen-year-old David Damiano doesn’t know what life is like without diabetes. He’s had it ever since he could remember. With many finger pricks, insulin pokes, and close monitoring of what he eats and does, his parents hope that one day David and his sister will be able to take care of themselves but they know that David will have an extra challenge.
Watch as David’s dad, Boston University Associate Professor Edward Damiano describes his mission to build a bionic pancreas before David enters college. His worse fear is what can happen to David in the middle of the night, but with the help of the bionic pancreas, he hopes these fears will fade away.
Check this video out to hear a first hand experience from bionic pancreas trial run patient Scott Scolnick. Scott has been living with type 1 diabetes for the past 38 year but in the summer of 2013 was able to live life normally without having to check his blood sugars. He believes that he can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and the bionic pancreas is closer enough to a cure for type 1 diabetes!
You can support Ed Damiano and his team by signing this pledge to urge the FDA to prioritize the review and approval process once the bionic pancreas is submitted.Whizzco