As of Sunday evening at 9pm, I’m on the Navigator! That would be the newest continuous glucose monitoring system from Abbott Diabetes, approved by the FDA this past March. Approval took much longer than expected, while the company had been promising me a close look at the product for over a year, in part because I’d just missed out on participating in the local study. Anyway I’m hooked up now, and quite excited to share…Read more »
The online diabetes community, led by Gina Capone, has dubbed today a special day to lobby for insurance coverage of new continuous glucose monitoring systems. The idea is that we all raise our voices, by talking openly about how important CGMS is to our health, whether it’s simply for preventing lows at the gym or for dodging fatal heart attacks and strokes.
As most of you know, CGM systems are new to the market and…
At the ADA Conference in early June, I was lucky to get a sneak preview of some of the cool upgrades coming to Insulet’s “paradigm-shifting” wireless insulin pump system. I’ve waited to post this because I was hoping to get my hands on some images of the new (not-yet-released) stuff, which are not forthcoming. Dern.
You all know I’m an OmniPod user and devotee. But until now, the software for downloading your blood glucose and…
Because you just haven’t gotten enough of this contest yet , please say hello to the Grand Prize winners today:
Ethan Mullis (left) is a professional designer and Type 1 diabetic. His brother-in-law and best friend Alan Johnson helped him get hired at the innovative web startup company Gnoso Inc. in Taylors, South Carolina. Last March, he also convinced the firm’s CEO to let them both focus on developing a new program for diabetes. Per…Read more »
Thanks again to everyone who entered and helped promote this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge. We had twenty-one great entries — each one a fresh idea for a product to help people live better with diabetes.
Congratulations again to grand prize winners Ethan Mullis and Max Wieder!
The panel of judges spent some serious time deliberating over all the entries, and had some specific feedback on each that we thought you’d all like to hear. We…