Since I got Type 1 diabetes at the ripe old age of 30+, I never had the experience of “leaving the nest” with the Big D. So I recently asked fellow blogger and advocate Allison Blass what that was like: Did your parents fall apart? Were you scared to death, or more elated? What she came back with was actually more of a practical nature: the top tips she wished she’d known at the time.…Read more »
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…
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with the legendary Dr. Denise Faustman for a latte and a long talk last week in Boston. While I expected her to be smart as a whip, what I didn’t expect was the bubbly personality. She has an infectious giggle and a glimmer in her eyes when she talks about her work (which she is excellent at promoting, btw — her PR manager sought me out).…Read more »
Two steps forward in diabetes technology were announced this week, My Friends:
First, the FDA has cleared a new wireless diabetes management system called inTouch™·diabetes. The system was created by West Chester, PA-based SymCare, Inc., a company started by Johnson & Johnson.
“The new web-based system uses a combination of objective biometric data, education and a rewards program to better engage patients in effective diabetes management.”
It’s not exactly clear from the press release if…
Get ready for a post with a lot of fancy science words. It can’t be helped. That’s because if you’re going to use pig cells to potentially cure type 1 diabetes, you need a LOT of science.
MicroIslet Inc. is a biotech firm based in San Diego, CA, that ironically declared bankruptcy last year, but is pulling itself up by the bootstraps to realize its transplantation therapy dream. It is now gearing up to launch…