Shoot Up Poll – when will we get a closed loop?

By | 11 March, 2011
Some of the more portly Shoot Up readers vote in this month's poll

Some of the more portly Shoot Up readers vote in this month's poll

Da da daaaaaaa! It’s that time of the month again – poll results time. Last month we asked “When do you think the holy grail of a closed-loop insulin pump/BG monitor, that actually works, will be available?”

Soaraway Shoot Up readers are obviously a pessimistic lot with “It doesn’t matter, the NHS will never fund it” coming in at 51% of the vote. Come now gentle readers, Diabetes UK, the JDRF and so on do actually do quite a job of campaigning for us from time to time. So it’s not all that bad. Possibly.

Next up came 2020 with 30% of the vote – proving Alison’s point that a cure is always “about ten years away”. 2025 came next with 11% of the vote, 2015 with 8% and 2012 with no votes whatsoever – yes, that’ll be those pessimists voting (or not) again!

So there we have it.

This month we’re asking “How much medical identification should a diabetic use?” and you can start voting down on the right hand side right now! Thanks to Terry for the poll suggestion.

Those results in full:

When do you think the holy grail of a closed-loop insulin pump/BG monitor, that actually works, will be available?

It doesn’t matter, the NHS will never fund it – 51%
2020 – 30%
2025 – 11%
2015 – 8%
2012 – 0%

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About Tim

Diagnosed with Type One when he was 28, Tim founded Shoot Up in 2009. For the diabetes geeks, he wears a Medtronic 640G insulin pump filled with Humalog and uses Bayer’s Contour Next Link blood glucose meter.

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