The Emirates Foundation for Health Services announced the success of the medical team at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women, Maternity and Children in installing the latest insulin pump for a type 1 diabetic with the “MinimedTM 780G” system for the first time in the UAE, in a pioneering achievement in the world of modern medical technologies and using algorithms to improve patients’ glucose levels. The pump works as a substitute for the natural pancreas by creating a finer balance between insulin and glucose doses, and helps prevent cases of hypoglycemia, facilitating coexistence with diabetes, and improving patients’ quality of life.
This is as part of the Foundation’s efforts to develop its therapeutic services and enhance confidence in the quality and efficiency of healthcare in the UAE. The self-adjusting basal insulin pump with automatic correction doses of the MinimedTM 780G system provides many advanced features and unique benefits, as it operates in a closed-loop system through the work of the pump and sensor together. To provide glucose control; In order to automatically adjust the injected dose.
The system also provides safety from low blood sugar, especially during sleep, thus avoiding potential health consequences. Since the first weeks of using the new pump, positive results have been visible, as the percentage of time in the normal range has improved from 62% with the previous pump system to 94% with the new pump system, without any hypoglycemic episodes, thanks to artificial intelligence and algorithms that allow to stop pumping The insulin is paused and restarted automatically without patient intervention.
Dr. Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal, Director General of the Emirates Foundation for Health Services, stressed the importance of this achievement for Al Qassimi Hospital for Women, Childbirth and Children, in supporting diabetic patients and providing comprehensive and innovative health and treatment services, enabling them to control the disease, coexist with it and reduce its complications, to achieve the health and happiness of the patient and the community, in addition to assistance In improving resources and raising quality for both health care providers and patients, and providing the latest global treatment systems.