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  1. Twitted by diaBOTical
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  2. LS
    LS October 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm | | Reply

    I used to work at a HUGE blood sugar diabetic blood meter company, and we got so many calls every day telling us how painful it was for them to pinprick their fingers not just once a day but 5, 10 or 20 times a day, and the sticks they used in their meters were like $1 a piece, so add that up.

    I hope we can find a true, lasting and long cure for diabetes. its painful to check your blood sugar, its VERY expensive, and it doesn’t FIX the problem…you keep on doing that for life…a CURE is what we need.

    We can beat this.

    I had no idea there was anything called an “artificial pancreas”. That is amazing stuff! Hey, you’re totally 100% right, the less work the diabetic has to do, the better their life will be and more time to spend on more important things than regulating their diabetes…which isn’t anyone’s idea of a fun saturday night out, right?

    Thanks for the great article!


  3. Joey
    Joey October 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm | | Reply

    I love the comments on the FDA. The FDA practices do no harm but diabetes is doing harm by default, and the FDA is holding back technology that can help. Products that are fully developed and work get held back as the FDA and manufactures fight over labeling. It’s time to allow technology to go to market with less supervision. Just like you can buy potent drugs as food supplements in any supermarket. The system no longer works!

  4. anon
    anon October 1, 2009 at 2:48 pm | | Reply

    I’m honestly curious if I would agree with what FDA does in its approval process. Surely, the FDA is a good thing overall. OTOH maybe pump and CGM companies are not implementing features I want simply because the FDA approval process is too laborious. For example, how hard does FDA make it to implement small changes like louder or customizable alarms? What about more substantive features like a simultaneous multiple bolus option or a staircase bolus option? I wonder all the time whether FDA is the reason or are pump companies unwilling to treat their products like an iphone or mp3 player with the latest and greatest?

  5. T1 in Boston
    T1 in Boston October 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm | | Reply

    wow great insights, anon – has me thinking…

    (also a great article – thanks to you both)

  6. Kevin McMahon
    Kevin McMahon October 3, 2009 at 12:43 pm | | Reply

    My company launched a type 1 registry online at last year.

    Once registered there is a lot you can do to build your profile over time and researchers have access to the data to look for things like proximity of diagnosis based on location as well as a million other hunches.

    Thanks to a $750,000 federal grant from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth to Driscoll Children’s Health Plan, this network is building on the Sweet Kids Network to create the first of several regional programs based on a 7 county area surrounding Corpus Christi, Texas. This program includes a community health registry, profile based diabetes education and wireless remote blood sugar monitoring specifically for pregnant moms with all forms of diabetes. The online home is still in the works and is expected to launch in a week or two.

    The challenge for these two efforts and probably hundreds of others is getting them in front of the right audience and simply making people aware of their existence.

  7. Edwin
    Edwin October 5, 2009 at 4:28 am | | Reply

    Very informative article!
    I suggest that the proportion of obese women however rose by almost 35% and showed no signs of slowing. Among children, it was up by over 50%.

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  10. Mary Ann Moore
    Mary Ann Moore January 6, 2010 at 10:52 pm | | Reply

    Sugar may be bad, but this sweetener is far more deadly.

    Watch this 9 part video on High Frutose Corn Syrup….I hope this information gets to Mr.Hurley… God Bless

  11. Alena
    Alena February 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm | | Reply

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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