Frequently Asked Questions

General questions


In the future, there will be made a contract for the use of the Inreda AP for a period of 4 years.


During the first period after CE-approval, the Inreda AP will be used only in several projects. Participation in one of these projects does not involve any costs for the Inreda AP. After these projects, we expect that the price of the device will be comparable to that of the conventional insulin pump. Of course, there are also costs for disposables such as insulin, glucagon, infusion sets and sensors.


You can wear the Inreda AP the same way as you do with the insulin pump and the continuous glucose sensor. Two infusion sets (one for insulin and one for glucagon) and two sensors are attached to your body.


The size of the first version of the Inreda AP is comparable to that of a smartphone. The next model of the Inreda AP will be 45% smaller in size.


Insulin and glucagon


We use the pre filled cartridges for fast acting insulin.


The standard insulin cartridge has to be changed after two or three days.


We use a glucagon cartridge in the Inreda AP. However, this is not a standard pre filled cartridge. Therefore, the cartridge has to be filled manually before placing it in the Inreda AP.


The glucagon that we use now has to be changed every day. In the future, we expect to use a new stable glucagon that can be used during several days.


In the Inreda AP, we use the infusion sets Accu-Chek of Roche Diabetes Care. One for insulin and one for glucagon. In order to connect with the device, these sets only are to be used.


The infusion sets have to be changed after two or three days. This depends on the kind of infusion set that is used and how the body reacts to the device.

In use


The Inreda AP must be taken off and disconnected before swimming. You need to do the same with the transmitters.


The Inreda AP must be taken off and disconnected before taking a shower. The transmitters, however, must remain in place.


When you go to sleep, you do the same as you do with your pump. You do not disconnect the device. Inreda has developed a shirt in order to wear the Inreda AP at night. This shirt has a special pocket for the Inreda AP and it keeps the device close to your body.

Availability


The Inreda AP is approved for the European market since February 2020.


No, not as yet. The first availability on the market will be within several projects. These are necessary to monitor the long term use of the Inreda AP and to realize reimbursement of the device. This approach results from regulation for medical innovations and – in case of the Inreda AP – a new product, not a variant of an existing product, such as an insulin pump.


It is not yet possible to buy the Inreda AP. The first availability on the market will be within several projects. These are necessary to monitor the long term use of the Inreda AP with larger groups of people. Maybe that it will be possible to buy the Inreda AP in due time.


That is too early to say. We strive to receive reimbursement after the projects, probably in 2023, either full or partial reimbursement.


No, unfortunately that is not yet possible. The first availability on the market will be within several projects. We do this in order to collect a lot of data about how effective the Inreda AP is when used by a larger group of people and during a longer period of time.

Training and coaching


We aim to do everything possible to help you using the Inreda AP. The interface is simple and even easier than that of an insulin pump, because of the fully automated regulation. However, we want to inform you thoroughly before you will hand over your glucose regulation to a device. Therefore, we offer a unique program for training and coaching. In small groups, people will get to learn all the details about the Inreda AP during two days. Also, the new users can talk with each about the psychological aspects that are likely to occur when taking the step towards automated treatment. Further, items such as healthy lifestyle and healthy food will be discussed.

Participation


In order to be selected for one of our projects, you will have to be registered in our database and your hospital will have to cooperate with us in one of the projects. If you have not yet applied to us, please do so via the application form on the website. If you are selected, we will contact you. We will keep you informed.


At the moment, we are preparing the project and we do not know yet know which hospitals will be involved. We will keep you informed.


You will have to discuss this with your doctor and diabetes nurse. We will first perform several projects. Your doctor and you will decide together whether it is possible to participate in one of these projects. Participation in a project depends on many factors. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you are selected. Eventually, your doctor will make the decision.


It is important that you apply for participation. You can do this with the application form on our website. When we start a project at the hospital where you are patient, and you have applied with us, we will contact you. Also, you will have to discuss your interest in the project with your doctor. Your doctor and you will decide together whether it is possible to participate. Participation in a project depends on many factors. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you are selected. Eventually, your doctor will make the decision.


We do not have a waiting list. After summer 2020, we expect to set up several projects. The criteria for participation depend on the project. It is important that you discuss your interest in the project with your doctor. Your doctor and you will decide together whether it is possible to participate in one of our projects. Participation in a project depends on many factors. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you are selected. Eventually, your doctor will make the decision.


The criteria for participation depend on the project. It is important that you discuss your interest in the project with your doctor. Your doctor and you will decide together whether it is possible to participate in one of our projects. Participation in a project depends on many factors. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you are selected. Eventually, your doctor will make the decision.


Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you are selected. Participation in a project depends on many factors.

Application forms


Certainly. To do so, please fill in the form on our website (More Info). After you have sent your application, you will receive a confirmation and we will send you our information brochure.


Yes, that is possible. To do so, please fill in the form on our website (Get Involved). After you have sent your application, you will receive a confirmation and we will send you our information brochure.


Yes, please. We find it important to develop a version of the Inreda AP that is suitable for children. Therefore, we are working on a second generation that can be used by children. Please fill in the form on our website (Get Involved) for your child. After you have sent your application, you will receive a confirmation and also we will send you our information brochure. Then, we keep you informed through our news letters and e-mails.


Yes, you can apply also when you live abroad. To do so, please fill in the form on our website (Get Involved). After you have sent your application, you will receive a confirmation and we will send you our information brochure. For the time being, however, we have not planned any projects outside of the Netherlands.


Of course you can. To do so, please send an e-mail to support@inredadiabetic.nl