By Kareem Holden
the new EZCARE
A helpful management device for patients with diabetes
Managing diabetes can become a task in itself for paents diagnosedwith this disease. Current diabec insulin pumps assist paents with regulangtheir hyperglycemia levels in order to help them maintain healthier and producve
lives; unfortunately that is the extent to which many current pumps can do.
A pump that could do more in helping with the many aspects of a diabec paent’scare could help lessen the burden in which diabetes brings to the paent’s life.Diabec paents have the burden of pricking themselves more than once a day to
acquire the blood sample needed to measure their glycemia levels. Depending onthe level of sugar in the blood they must then program the pump to administer thecorrect amount of insulin to acquire physiologic blood sugar levels. Current pumps
address the issues of hyperglycemia, while leaving the dangerous eﬀects of hypoglycemia unchallenged. Constantly recording the daily informaon needed to
give the physician for correct medical treatment can become a tedious task in itself
for paents with diabetes. A new diabec insulin pump which would help addresssome of these common issues that comes with having diabetes could help paentstake more control of their diabetes, and ulmately their lives, through the helpful
management of one device.
The following proposed concept is designed, not only to
help paents with diabetes control hyperglycemia levels, but challengehypoglycemia levels as well. If the pump detects that the paent has high bloodsugar (hyperglycemia) it will automacally administer the correct amount of insulinneeded, based on their individual insulin sliding scale, to bring the paent’s sugarlevels down to physiologic value. However, if the pump detects that the paent’sblood levels are too low (hypoglycemia) a glucose soluon will be administered inorder to bring the paent’s levels back up to normal.
n this concept, pricking of the ﬁnger becomes obsolete. The paent willno longer have to prick their ﬁnger in order to measure their glycemialevels. The paent will simply lay one of their ﬁngers across the touch
surface on the pump and a pain free laser sensor will simply measure
their glycemia levels. Once the pump receives a reading on the paent’sglycemia levels, it can simply administer the correct soluon to treat the
problem, whether it may be insulin or glucose.The concept is also equipped with an internal memory card that
allows important informaon to be stored. Important informaon such asthe day and me the paent checked their glycemia levels, what medica
ons and how much was administered are important to the paent and
medical provider in order for the appropriate care and treatment to be
given to the paent. The aending medical provider will simply be ableto pull the memory from the device, and upload informaon onto theircomputer. This informaon can then be used to connue to map out aplan of care for the paent in order to beer control their diabetesthroughout the day, which could ulmately prevent pre-mature death indiabec paents.