Last Wednesday, diabetes researchers and advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC, for an FDA hearing on the Artificial Pancreas with the aim of making this pipe dream a reality. The point of the hearing was to allow JDRF and other stakeholders — researchers, industry reps, and patients — a chance to provide input on the Artificial Pancreas Project, in particular “recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology…Read more »
Why is affordable generic insulin not available to patients in the US? Mainly because the big manufacturers have a stronghold on the patents for this complicated “biologic” drug. But now it seems Big Pharma itself may be presenting a nice alternative.
What I’m talking about is Pfizer’s new attempt to enter the injectable insulin market (less risky than their Exubera flop!) Pfizer and Biocon, a biopharmaceutical company in India, recently announced a multimillion dollar partnership…
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 »
OK, so maybe I sound like my own grandma here. But seriously, what will they think of next? I shouldn’t be surprised in the era of one-size-fits-all bashing; everything has to be customizable and personalizable these days. Why not running shoes?
That was ostensibly the thought process behind the new Santa Cruz, CA-based company Somnio, which is on a mission to help runners, athletes, and anyone with injured or sensitive feet (hello, PWDs!) to find…