I’m back today for my second exclusive check-in with Kris Freeman, world-class cross-country skier competing in the Winter Olympics this week. He’s the only athlete there with diabetes. And on Saturday, it caught up with him. A blood sugar crash killed his chances for taking a medal in the men’s 30K event, where he was a favorite (he fell to 45th place after having to lie down in the snow mid-race for a bit). Naturally,…Read more »
This year, and among the thousands of ueber-athletes striving for Gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, there’s one ueber-diabetic. His name is Kris Freeman, and he’s a star cross-country skier, poised to break the USA’s decades-old “Olympic medal drought” in that sport — and also the first-ever athlete with Type 1 diabetes to compete in an Olympic endurance event.
Needless to say, I was excited to have the chance for several one-on-one phone briefings with…
Today, our series on the many small, ‘maverick’ organizations making an impact the diabetes world continues with Jimmy Insulin — the alias for a new diabetes mentoring program. Who the heck? you may ask. My question exactly. To find out, I’ve been in touch with the man behind ‘Jimmy,’ Founder & Executive Director Jeremy Weisbach, out of Chicago, IL:
DM) Jeremy, ‘Jimmy Insulin’ is a free service to connect mentors with diabetics in need, correct?…Read more »
Our new Small But Mighty series is taking a look at some of the homegrown companies from folks who know diabetes the best! This week, we’re chatting with Matt Tendler, co-founder of MYLEstone Health, the company that brings us Glucose Buddy, the leading iPhone application for blood sugar logging. Matt was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in college and soon realized the importance of good record-keeping to manage his BG levels.
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When the JDRF recently announced its newest artificial pancreas push — a partnership with Animas and Dexcom to actually develop a commercial product — head of the project Aaron Kowalski kindly agreed to answer reader questions here.
Today, I bring you those answers, direct “from the horses’ mouth,” as it were.
Q) How much more advanced will this be than the Medtronic Paradigm Veo system launched in Europe, which stops insulin delivery for…