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.


The first availability of the Inreda AP will be 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.


No, not yet. The Inreda AP is for the time being only available for adults (as from 18 year old) with diabetes type 1. However, we are preparing a pilot study with children; this study will be performed in 2021. Furthermore, we are working on a reduction of the Inreda AP so that the next model will be easier to use, for children as well.


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.


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


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. This means that in Europe the device is allowed to be produced and supplied in Europe. First, we make the Inreda AP available within several projects in The Netherlands. Read more in the next question.


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 (full or partial) after finishing the projects. We expect this to be in 2023.


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


We start a first project with hospitals in The Netherlands. This project is financed by Dutch health insurer Menzis. Step-by-step, a maximum of 100 people can participate in this project.


Six hospitals in The Netherlands are involved in this project. We keep a list of participating hospitals which you will find in the page Participating hospitals.


If you are a patient in one of these hospitals and you are registrered in our database, you can talk about your interest in participating in a project with the Inreda AP with your doctor. Together you can discuss whether the Inreda AP is the right solution for you and if you qualify for a project with the Inreda AP. Are you not yet registered in our database? Please first fill in the form on the page Get involved!.


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.


It is important that you are registered in our database via the form on our website. Also, it is essential that your hospital is working together with us in a project. Further, when a health insurance is involved, you need to be registered with the concerned insurer. When these terms are met, you could discuss your interest to participate in a project with your doctor. However, participation depends on many factors. Therefore, however, 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 by e-mail. Upon request, we can e-mail you our information brochure.


If you are interested in participating in one of our projects, you can apply via our website. The page Get involved! shows a form that you can use. After you have sent your application, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Upon request, we can e-mail you our information brochure.


Yes, please. We find it important to develop a version of the Inreda AP that can be used by children. Please fill in the form on our website (page Get involved!) for your child. After you have sent your application, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Upon request, we can e-mail you our information brochure.


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 by e-mail. Upon request, we can e-mail 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