We hope you have already discovered the DiabetesMine Test Kitchen — our new crowdsourced hub for video reviews of diabetes products, launched on Monday.
Essentially, we at the ‘Mine believe that people with diabetes are at a disadvantage as consumers – after all, where can we patients post and explore user reviews of products aimed at our chronic disease care, like other consumers can do for any variety of products?
We aim to…
Rarely do things actually go as planned when it comes to living with diabetes.
Whether it’s ordering test strips or pump supplies, searching for answers from our insurance companies, or just the daily hurdles of trying to finetune carb-counting and insulin dosing — it’s not often things go as smoothly as we hope they might.
Hope for the best, but plan for the worst — that’s the motto I’ve always kept in mind for the…
Ah, non-invasive glucose testing. It’s the dreamed-about Holy Grail of Diabetes, something we know could someday exist but seems to remain just beyond reach.
There have been oodles of attempts at non-invasive approaches through the years — everything from the failed GlucoWatch concept to more recent designs promising glucose readings through tattoos, tears, sweat, saliva, fingerprint and eyeball scans, and even contact lenses.
Now there’s another one on the scene, Folks. This one is called…
Nothing is perfect. That can certainly be said for the comprehensive front-page article the New York Times ran this Saturday, April 5, on the high cost of new type 1 diabetes tools. While the story was one of the best we’ve seen in describing the challenges of insulin dependence and the huge cost barriers that exist for patients in our convoluted American healthcare system, some felt that it actually disses innovation in diabetes tools –…Read more »
There’s always a lot of talk ricocheting around the Diabetes World about the latest and greatest gadgets and what’s happening with the biggest industry players.
Of course, we’re always anxious to substantiate these things, but many are pre-public announcement and therefore kept close to the vest. Sometimes it’s possible to find some of the puzzle pieces by watching SEC and FDA filings, public disclosures, patent office documents, and of course just by keeping your ear…