Title: Jason C. Baker, MD, attending physician and endocrinologist, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dr. Jason C. Baker is an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and treats many patients with type 1 (T1D) diabetes. Dr. Baker has T1D and is the founder of the non-profit organization Marjorie’s Fund, a T1D global initiative dedicated to education, care and research of T1D in the developing world. Dr. Baker is available to discuss the FDA approval of Medtronic’s MiniMed670G artificial pancreas system and how it will impact the future of care for those living with T1D.

“This is a huge and exciting step towards having reliable technology that takes the guess work out of managing type 1,” says Dr. Baker. “While we’ve been waiting for this type of approval for quite some time and this is in fact a great start, there is a still a bit of a lag time with a censor such as the one used in the MiniMed670G system. The finger stick is still seen as more accurate compared to these censors. So I’m cautiously optimistic, but excited about what this means for technology to come.”

Dr. Baker is available for interviews this week.

To arrange an interview with Dr. Jason C. Baker, please call 212-821-0560 or email [email protected].