I think I mentioned that I had an endo appointment earlier this month. I was excited to tout my latest A1c (5.9!) and show her my newest diabetes toy, the OmniPod’s new color PDM. As usual, I left work and the kids in a huge rush and drove to the clinic all concerned about keeping good time. So you can imagine how irritated I was when I realized at some point that I’d been sitting…Read more »
I met David Lazarus years ago when he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle. Two years ago, he moved south to join the Los Angeles Times. And shortly thereafter, he became one of us. This is his view from ‘the inside’…
A guest post by David Lazarus, business columnist for the LA Times
The day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2007 at the age of 46, I could see my fear…
As you know, I’ve been trolling through the copious creative designs we received in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge, and today I’d like to take a moment to highlight those focusing on mentoring or community-based games to teach people about improving their diabetes management.
This issue is near and dear to my heart, ’cause that’s what the online community of blogs and social networks provides for me personally — minus the gaming aspect, for the…
Slowly but surely, a fully integrated “closed loop” or “artificial pancreas” system doesn’t seem so pie-in-the-sky anymore.
By that I mean: the real diabetes device news coming out of this week’s annual ADA Conference was not any product launch in particular, but what I view as a “clear and present” push towards a more automated diabetes management system.
For starters, see the new pre-conference special edition of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, all about “accelerating the…
It’s been a whirlwind few days here at the 2009 American Diabetes Association annual conference in New Orleans. Consider:
389 oral presentations
100 clinical symposia (more science talks)
104 late-breaking abstracts (papers submitted after the conference program was filled up)
1,538 research posters
465 published abstracts (research synopses)
150+ exhibitors on one enormous exposition floor
In short, it’s been factual overload — beginning with the first thing I learned this weekend: I didn’t even know…Read more »