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 »
We are now two weeks into the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge — our annual diabetes/medical device design innovation competition that has sparked national attention — and it’s time to get to know this year’s Expert Judges. We’ve got a few new faces, along with some returning favorites.
From a design student at Northwestern University, to a winner of the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, to a product manager of insulin pumps at Medtronic, Samantha Katz has…
In a new angle on a diabetes book (or is it?) longtime type 1 PWD and registered nurse Rita Girouard Mertig has published a new guide-to-living-with-D book called, “What Nurses Know… Diabetes: the Answers You Need from the People You Trust.” Somehow the publisher found me and sent me a review copy – surprising in this case because this author seems to be oblivious to the patient/online community. But I’ll get to that in a…Read more »
You asked for it, you got it! OK, maybe it was mostly our idea… but we think you’re going to like it:
Say hello to our spicy new brand of diabetes advice column we’re calling Ask D’Mine. This series will be hosted by my good friend, veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois — with occasional input from Allison and myself.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com“
“Mom, you have a new beep!”
— my 13-year-old, apparently discovering my new CGM
I am back on the Dexcom (!), and feeling the truth behind the saying, ‘third time’s a charm.’ I all but swore off continuous glucose monitoring systems more than a year ago after stints trying all three on the market (Dexcom, Medtronic Guardian, Abbott Navigator), in which the discomfort and inconvenience seemed to clearly outweigh the benefits.
But as you…