I was invited to give a guest lecture to final year Health IT students at The University of Queensland last month about the DIY artificial pancreas technology I’d been using for the past year and a half.
I thought it was important to explain:
- history of type 1 diabetes therapy 1980-2019 (personal perspective)
- the impact of decisions made by the tech industry
- where we are at now in 2019
- how it was patients taking matters into their own hands that made all the difference.
Here is my talk on YouTube
And here it is as Slideshare
Like any personal historical account it will contain biases and omissions.
Don’t hesitate to comment below if you notice anything that needs correction or want to add to the story in any way. I’d love to hear from you.