Last week, I spent a little bit of time at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, a nearly-thirty-year-old annual gathering that’s become “the health care industry’s premier financial event, giving more than 330 companies a chance to make formal pitches to institutional investors.” Due to a houseful of sickies at home, I wasn’t able to attend as many presentations as I’d have liked, but I did catch a few of the “biggies,” including the talk by…Read more »
Very big news in the diabetes world today, Folks: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has announced a partnership with insulin pump makers Animas Corp. (a Johnson & Johnson company) to actually start building the first ready-for-market artificial pancreas, i.e. “a fully automated system to dispense insulin … based on real-time changes in blood sugar levels.” DexCom will provide the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for the new system being developed.
I was fortunate to…
I’m very excited to announce that we’re currently in the early stages of preparing for the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. Look, we’ve even updated the logo:
For those of you not familiar with it, this is an annual innovation competition to encourage creative new tools for improving life with diabetes. The contest is generously sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF); and supported by Medgadget.com, the Internet journal of emerging medical technologies, and the world-renowned…Read more »
Over the holidays, hubby and I managed to slip away for one-night romantic getaway, and I finally did it! (Check your imaginations at the door, Guys – nothing kinky) I finally decided to enjoy a hot and steamy jacuzzi session without worrying about my OmniPod. Not where it was, or wasn’t, or what was happening to the fragile insulin inside.
This February will mark my three-year anniversary wearing the thing, and I love the freedom…
Last week I learned of yet another company, Echo Therapuetics out of the Boston area, that is developing a transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system for people with diabetes. Naturally that means a non-invasive monitor that takes constant readings through your skin.
Been there. Heard that. Right?
Well, allow me to briefly introduce their work before we get into the discussion about whether skin-surface monitoring will ever succeed.
Echo’s Symphony system is made up of four…