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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Who has two thumbs and a bionic pancreas?

This girl!

Meet the first and only 6 year old girl in the world using a bionic pancreas. Proud doesn't even begin to describe how I feel right now.  

I haven't been able to talk to Fred for very long, but by all reports she was very brave and never even blinked when he said goodbye. She already has a BFF in her cabin.

Hopefully I'll be able to do another post soon (or a guest post by Fred), complete with pictures of the bionic pancreas in action.

So amazed by these people and what they're doing for all CWD and PWD!


  1. Yay! I saw you and your family at FFL and I went to the bionic pancreas presentation. It's so exciting that your daughter is part of it all.

    If you're talking with them and they are looking for Canadians willing to take part - send them my way please!

  2. I am just in awe. She is quite a hero!!!

  3. She is amazing!!! Thank her for being so brave and taking diabetes care into the future.

    My 13 year old might be trialling the artificial pancreas at D camp this week. We won't know if she was picked until we pick her up though.

  4. Horray for Miss Elise! Proud x's a million! Can't wait to hear all about her experience and I bet there are two littles missing their big sis just as much as their momma! xoxo

  5. This is just brilliant! Go Team Elise :)

  6. Im so proud too! I love you guys! Im elated to know that Elise gets this break, even if just for such a short while!

  7. She was a ROCK star!!! (I know, I saw her:) You should be very proud of her!

  8. So exciting! So amazing! YAY! :)

  9. This is so cool! Kudos to Elise and your entire family. Can't wait to read about how it all went. #dblogcheck

  10. This is incredible, amazing, ahhhhhhh screamable!! So excited for Elise cant wait to hear more about it

  11. I can't wait to see how the AP worked for Elise. Nothing published about the results. Is this a blind study? Do you know what is going on daily or do you have to wait for the results? And a great way to test this out, at camp where these kids are getting so much exercise. Particularly interested in how the AP handles exercise overnight. You should be so proud of Elise. Because that is quite a bit of equipment for such a little girl. The freedom from diabetes tasks is great on the one hand, but the trade-off, which is wearing two cgms, pump and computer.... I can only say, thank you, Elise, for being willing to test this out. I know they will have the one pump with the dual chamber, one for glucagon, one for insulin. Will they still have to wear two cgms devices though? That would be three sites?


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