Next up in our series on “mom-and-pop” diabetes shops is Jessica Floeh, who knows a thing or two about good design. As a type 1 diabetic and a student at Parsons The New School of Design, Jessica is mixing her love of design with her personal connection with diabetes. She’s recently concocted Hanky Pancreas, a line of insulin pump accessories designed to make that unseemly bump a little more flattering and tasteful. Hanky Pancreas is…Read more »
Show and Tell today, Friends!
I received my demo kit of the Solo tubeless insulin pumping system the other day. That’s the would-be competitor to OmniPod which was acquired by Roche Diabetes last month. It’s not yet on the market — in fact, not slated to be available until 2012, but you can order a free sample “pod” to give the thing a try if you’re very curious. I was.
Too bad you can’t get…
Thankfully, many readers send me emails when they hear about something newsworthy/ different/ fun/ controversial/ or quirky in the world of diabetes. Thank you! And keep those tips coming, pahhhleeese, People.
Today, from the mailbag, three items that I simply had to share:
New OneTouch Delica Lancing Device
This one’s so new it doesn’t even appear on the JNJ OneTouch website yet — but appears to available via DiabeticPromotions.
According to my reader tip: “At…
I’m sure many of you heard the news yesterday that Roche Diabetes has acquired Israel-based Medingo, makers of the much-anticipated Solo insulin patch pump — a would-be direct competitor to the OmniPod tubeless pumping system.
Roche paid $160 million for the small company and its technology, which is a drop in the bucket in industry terms. The press release predicts “worldwide availability by 2012.”
In case you’re wondering, the Solo system already had an integrated…
I just knew that working with expert CDE Gary Scheiner was going to be eye-opening. After all, I’ve barely touched the settings on my pump since I started using it three years ago. What a sense of empowerment to start altering so many Pump Settings — which have frankly intimidated the heck out of me until now.
Based on those yucky basal testing exercises, we have completely revamped my basal settings, with no less than…