With so many new social networks cropping up seemingly every week, it takes a bit of ingenuity to come up with something unique. The latest to join the club of online diabetes support networks is Phrendo, an invitation-only online social network from the folks at the diabetic athletes’ organization Insulindependence. Launched in March 2009, Phrendo’s charter is to pull together all sorts of people with diabetes who like to work out hard — many of…Read more »
Insulin maker Sanofi-Aventis took a big hit last year with the Lantus-cancer scare. But that hasn’t stopped them from charging ahead in diabetes care. According to industry observers, the company’s new US Diabetes unit, fueled by a recent “acquisition binge,” is gearing up to “turn the diabetes world upside-down” with a full set of new offerings to help doctors help patients achieve better outcomes. Sounds intriguing!
I caught up last week with Dennis Urbaniak, Sanofi’s…
Today, our second close-up look at one of our three 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge Grand Prize winners. Samantha Gustafson, a 21-year-old industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati, was honored for her design of a bright and appealing glucose meter for small children called Finn the Glucose Fish:
Finn may look simple, but creating that simplicity was hard work. Some of the homework Samantha did for this project might really surprise you. Read on……Read more »
Robert Oringer is currently Co-Chairman and Board Director of AMG Medical Inc. in Canada, which distributes professional and home healthcare products. But he’s also the man who pioneered private-label diabetes products in the US, including syringes, glucose products, and testing supplies.
One might call Robert a serial diabetes entrepreneur — and at least as importantly, father of two teenage boys with type 1 diabetes. We catch up with him today in his role as a…Read more »
Today, Sanofi-Aventis announced that it’s getting into the glucose meter manufacturing business, by partnering with a small company known for highly accurate meter technology, AgaMatrix (makers of WaveSense products, based on a patented electrochemistry formula).
Reports say the new Sanofi-branded meters will be out later this year, and that this move is part of a larger strategy to help Sanofi offer a “full diabetes management solution” — beyond its insulins, Lantus and Apidra, and the…