Ever since Insulet launched the Omnipod five years ago, the patch pump has been gaining steam as the must-have gadget for diabetes device companies. Many companies are in the works developing (or acquiring the technology to develop) their own, from market leaders Medtronic to newcomers like Debiotech with their Jewel pump. Now another company out of London, Cellnovo, is making its way on the scene, and getting some very hot press… but how good is…Read more »
In January, I met with Dr. Ed Damiano, one of the co-investigators at Boston University studying the artificial pancreas trials in humans. At the end of our conversation, he invited me to come up to Boston to check out one of the experiments. The artificial pancreas project has always been something I’ve been a little skeptical of, especially since I haven’t had the best experience with the continuous glucose monitor. However, the more I hear…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…
Who’s tried Abbott’s new FreeStyle test strips with their fancy new “ZipWik” technology? These are the ones with the Butterfly on them, and the new tapered ends that poke out for much-improved blood uptake. I wrote about them when they were first introduced in this Test Strip News post.
Trouble is, now that they’re being shipped out to customers, nobody’s sure whether they’re compatible with the built-in meter on the OmniPod.
A bunch of people…
Last week I offered to “open the kimono” by answering pretty much anything (within reason) that readers cared to ask. Looks like in response, I got a couple of “nuts & bolts” questions on day-to-day D-stuff, along with one call for my perspective on the Big Picture. That one will take some soul-searching, so let me start with the easy stuff:
Reader Q) As a fellow OmniPodder, how do you manage scar tissue? I rotate…Read more »