5 Sep 2023

New pump developed to help people living with diabetes

From Afternoons, 1:14 pm on 5 September 2023

Good news for New Zealanders living with type 1 diabetes,  a new, low-cost insulin pump is being developed by a team at the University of Canterbury as part of their PhD research in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr Jake Campbell is a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Canterbury and he is part of the group working on this new design which looks set to bring the price of these vital devices right down.

He speaks to Susie about the impact the pump can have for people living with diabetes.

Low cost insulin pump

Low cost insulin pump Photo: University of Canterbury