March is Women’s History Month, a memorial that’s necessary because traditionally, women never made into history books, despite their indelible impact on so many different fields. Diabetes is no exception! From physicians to actors to scientists to athletes, women have been a huge force in improving the care of diabetes and how people perceive this condition. So today, we’ve chosen to highlight three of those women: Dr. Priscilla White, Eva Saxl and Helen Murray Free. …Read more »
Recently I stumbled upon a firm based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that calls itself Pancreum, “The Wearable Artificial Pancreas Company.” Wow. Really? There is such a thing already? I just had to investigate.
The company’s website describes a four-part system including a controller (PDA), a CGM sensor called the “GlucoWedge,” a small wireless insulin pump called the “BetaWedge,” a small wireless glucagon pump called the “AlphaWedge,” and a set of “iPancreum” software apps that manage…
We get a lot of emails from a wide variety of folks with diabetes, but when we received an email from a newly diagnosed Marine, we knew we needed to find out more about this guy! Nick Lozar is a captain currently stationed in Quantico, VA, where he lives with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. It was while stationed in Virginia that he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2009, and recently joined…Read more »
This week, J&J’s Animas is recalling a batch of 45,000 faulty insulin cartridges shipped between Nov. 30, 2010, and Jan. 4, 2011, that reportedly can leak insulin, resulting in the delivery of less insulin than intended. Note that the pump most likely will not alarm if there is an internal leak. If you are affected by this, you should be receiving an email and a letter from the company shortly, in addition to a set…Read more »
While on a recent trip to Boston, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Dr. Denise Faustman, one of the many diabetes researchers on the quest to find a cure for diabetes. Dr. Faustman’s research has been hotly debated for the past several years, and because of that, much of the research has been funded through private donations.
We last spoke with Dr. Faustman almost two years ago,…