FAQ

Practical questions


Main 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 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 this 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 insulin flacons for short usage.


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


We use a glucagon flacon in the Inreda AP; so far, however, this is not a standard pre filled flacon. Therefore, the flacon 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. Solely these sets are to be used in order to connect with the device.


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.

Usability


No, it is not possible to swim with the Inreda AP. It is necessary to disconnect the device before swimming.


No, it is not possible to take a shower with the Inreda AP. It is necessary to disconnect the device before taking a shower.


When you go to sleep, you do the same as you do with your pump. You do not disconnect the device. Inreda suggests and offers a special shirt in which you can easily put the Inreda AP. This enables wearing the Inreda AP while sleeping.

Availability


When and how


We expect that the Inreda AP is approved for the market in May 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 has to do with 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.


No, after CE approval 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 and to realize reimbursement of the device. This has to do with 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.


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 large 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 hand over your glucose regulation to a device. Therefore, we offer a unique program for training and coaching. During this program that comprises two days, people will get to learn all the details about the Inreda AP together with a small group of other users. Also, the user can talk with other users about the psychological aspects that possibly will occur when taking the step towards automated treatment. Further, items such as healthy lifestyle and healthy food will be discussed.

Apply


Join us


Once we have received CE certification, we will first perform tests in several different projects. The details of these projects cannot yet be communicated. As soon as we can, we will inform you via our website or other social media.


At the moment, we do not know yet which hospitals and doctors will be involved. As soon as we can publish this information, we will inform you via our website or other social media.


Unfortunately, this is not yet possible. Once we have received CE certification, 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.


No, unfortunately that is not possible. We are preparing 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. Participation in a project depends on many factors. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you are selected.

Application forms


Absolutely. 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 also we will send you our information brochure. Then, we keep you informed through our news letters and e-mails.


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 also we will send you our information brochure. Then, we keep you informed through our news letters and e-mails.


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 also we will send you our information brochure. Further, we keep you informed through our news letters and e-mails. However, for the time being, we have not planned any projects outside the Netherlands.


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