Diabetics Are Hacking Their Own Insulin Pumps

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JohntechFL : $150 DIY, $7000 to do it by big Pharma. This highlights everything wrong with US medical care.

Timmy Joe PC Tech : Why the FKKKKK is something that actually costs 150 dollars + a smart phone being sold for $7000. I'm sure an Iphone has more tech in it than this thing and it's only a grand, plus you can buy it on contract and pay monthly. THE UNITED STATES MEDICAL SYSTEM RAPES PEOPLE IN NEED

Mr JAG : Can’t believe the price of the FDA approved pump. $7000

I'm not supposed to give my own opinion, but : You know the health care is getting really bad when people start making their own medication.

Kit Bear : So these guys developed a open sourced hands free insulin pump for $150, big pharma came along, stole their idea, closed the development loopholes and went to FDA for approval then massively jacked up the price. Only in America!

matt b : "... not tested by the FDA" - Completely and utterly false statement. The FDA DOES NOT TEST. It reviews and approves/rejects submissions. In these submissions is testing by the owner(s) of the technology.

xAmazingMusicx : It‘s nearly 2019. In a view years we‘ll have people colonising the mars. And today there‘s still no legal device out on the market which replaces my pancreas 100%. People have to hack their pumps for a better way of living. Im a diabetic too, haven‘t got the knowledge for this. This whole Situation makes me sick ...

Emerald Armoss : Dude wtf I live in finland and we've had this for so long but you don't need to hack anything. I have a pump that does everything itself...

fahlenbock : 7k..... wtf is wrong with the government, that should be given out for free.

xXYannuschXx : Gotta love how he shot himself: "It's like modifying your car" So basically: "If you know what you are doing, you are safe." Sounds good to me. :)

bluzshadez : God bless that family for sharing to the World their hacked Artificial Pancreas. Having had a relationship with an IDDM/Type 1 for almost seven years, I am so amazed by how advanced injecting has become. I hope that hacked system gets approved. Such gadget will save even more lives.

John Carlson : Government will no doubt try to shut the hack down and make it against the law.

Simple 1i : The hacked system is true innovation, without risks there is little innovation. The FDA is a business, a very high risk business that risks human life for profits.

ajkdhsalfgnewidpcvjcjqd8w9agvespfld]j cmkpiwsgxq : I'm all for free markets but 7k for a life-saving device to fix a chronic disease? I thought the reason for a government to exist was to care of it's citizens since a healthy worker is a productive one.

Uncle Phil : In this video: government enforced monopolies increase costs by 600%

Michael Black : since when do we trust the FDA?

jholotan best : This is a good example why American healthcare system is the worst in the world.

ArmouredSpacePony : It's like the guy from the medical company looked in the mirror one day and was like "How do I get myself to look the least reliable?".

Colin Jensen : NBC is still using “hacking” as a scare word. Everyone under the age of 70 wants to plug their pump into their computer, duh! There’s nothing evil about that, especially when the alternative is death. Eventually this will be approved by the FDA, but only after all the advanced buttons are taken away so it’s foolproof. But not all of us are fools, Omnipod / Medtronic.

DH : See! Fda this Fda that!! No! They just want your money, they don't care if you are dying, they just want your money. All of it!!

Austin A : Would you rather get up to start and tend to a fire to keep the house warm, or set a thermostat to keep a temperature throughout the day? It's the same thing with diabetes

Apocalypse487 : Yeah, car mods are not equivalent to insulin. Any person who talks like car mods are bad is usually pretty ignorant. People having been modding cars forever.

yellowbusguy : We don't like your DYI stuff because we can't charge a stupid amount for it. 7 grand is a criminal asking price.

murdelabop : The manufacturer warns against using the hacked systems because doing so might interfere with their profit margin.

Joselerio M : That white man speaking on behalf of the pump co is a corporate shill he doesn t want people to save money. People modify their cars daily and are absolutely fine.

lsulsu : I’ve been using the system described for 1.5 years and it’s much better than anything commercially available.

Kenchan1337 : just to inform all of you who don't know: the $7000 for a pump is nothing compared to the equipment costs for everything else you need to measure your blood sugar level for example. the cost for the pump is a joke compared to the total cost.

Nathan Johnson : Of course Medtronic doesn’t want you to use it, why would they want you to use an $150 system that works perfectly fine when you could just give them $7000 for the same thing! I don’t even know why they asked big pharmas opinion in the first place

Destiny Fucker : the ajit pai of diabetes pumps, mike hill, tells you why you need and should buy his more expensive brick instead of the less expensive one that does the exact same thing but he doesn't get any money for hmmmmmmmmm

Ramy : Excellent! Shameful big pharma for their Greed.

Ironside Support : even if the DiY loop doesnt work right away they can manually dose until its accurate. I'm glad software programmers and engineers came together to make a affordable pump for diabetics

Cleber Machado : It’s funny how the doctor made his disclaimer, then... “having said that...” and then what a doctor should say! It’s working and a pharmaceutical company didn’t make billions of dollars on it!!!!!!!!!! 🙌🏼

Ralph Madera : Like any other Pharmaceutical executive he will put down anything that someone come up with in order to keep those profits coming in. Pharma companies they in reality save lives but never in actuality cures anyone 100 per cent, otherwise their business disappears and their big wallets will go empties. It is just like the cars manufacturers,the cars from 50s,60s and 70s still running, but I would seriously doubt it if any car built in this century will last that long, if they make lasting products or medicines to cure all kind of The illnesses PHARMACEUTICAL Companies will run out of business in 10 years.

KEKISTHANI : Those humans aren't EMP proof anymore.

GrebbChannel : 5:30 couldn't agree more. As a 640G user(630G in the US) I'm horrified about how bad the software is. Carelink is browser based Java, let that sink in!

Vaughn Billy : It's a shame the big pharma companies knows all this,but in there interests of making money over people's health is unnecessary

Career Use : How sad, Americans healthcare system is so weak that people have hack their own medical device just to live normally. How is that this not already a full feature product that can be given to tax paying Americans apart of a single payer health system. $7000 ?? Americans are you happy with your quality of life?

Kimberly Mayoral : The issue with the Hack system is that it’s not FDA approved which means this hacked system is not taught in hospitals. So if someone messes up and you end up in the emergency room there will be an issue trying to figure out what’s going on. The 7,000s is to teach hospitals how to use the system, make sure there aren’t error messages, and customer service if a system does arise, not to mention the evidence based research that had to go into this and all the other amount of money they needed for paperwork to get through the FDA. Everyone thinks you just send in 1 paper and your prototype and all of a sudden it’s FDA approved...

Pedro Delgado : 7k with no insurance expensive? Yes, but it shouldn't be free which seems to be something people say on the other hand they aren't government funded and since they are the only one who is FDA approved so like any other buisiness they take the opportunity and sell high until like the lady mentioned more companies step in and they all end up forcing each other to lower their prices

Fernando Estrada : I'm predicting that once Big Pharma gets wind of this, this poor family will be mysteriously suicided.

JN Photography : Hmm.. I'd be cautious using a third party DIY solution that isn't regulated. If it had bugs or vulnerabilities, it could be potentially life threatening...

Syed Abdul Wasay : 7000$ for a fda closed loop insulin pump ..... GTFO

MrAustinpen : We gonna pump you up

Wild Bill : $6,750 dollars to cover legal liability, and $150 for the device. The biggest part of the DYI savings is that the DYI'er bears 100% of the responsibility for the device and its proper operation. This should mainstream soon, as you saw there are another 3 companies offering this product so I suspect the price will drop, but never anywhere near 150 bucks.

T C : So your sugar intact is on bluetooth...not smart

Rick Nassar : Only in USA

Connor Cain : In the UK that would be free

Lemonz1989 : I got the Medtronic 640G for "free" (without user payment) in Denmark as well as all the supplies to it. The 670G (the one shown here) has just been approved in the EU, so I will be switching to that when my hospital starts using it (training the nurses for it and such). As for the price - they honestly aren't tested that much to warrent the price of $7000. They cost around $4600 out of pocket in Denmark without any subsidies and they still manage to turn a profit. Medical equipment (all medical stuff that isn't medication) isn't required to be tested on humans in all circumstances, as all medications are. A company can use a "medical equivalency" argument to get their products approved. It's basically saying that "my equipment is similar to that product that's already approved, so mine should too", and they often do. This can go back generations of equipment that hasn't been tested on humans before approval. The first generation of something that doesn't have an "equivalency" on the market has to be tested on humans, but afterwards all producers of similar generation 2 products can say "it's equivalent" to generation 1, and generation 3 producers can say it's equivalent to generation 2 and so on, making an entire line of products that use an "equivalency argument" going 30 years, or whatever, back without any humans trials. Medtronic doesn't make a new model insulin pump from scratch - they use the tech and software with modifications from the previous pump models, and most likely don't have extensive human trials after they are developed. I'm pretty sure they too would use an equivalency argument towards their older products.

Tommy Futangolango : I don’t understand why the medical industry has not done this before

Nicholas Hudson : Ok I finally watched it you happy now youtube