Goodbye A1c, Hello ABG?

Here’s a bit of news from the 2007 ADA Conference last week that I could swear we heard there last year: The world of A1c is supposedly about to change… being replaced by a revolutionary new measure called the ABG (Average Blood Glucose).
Physicians are apparently conducting “a major study” to demonstrate that the new test is indeed superior.
But the experts I’ve queried said they don’t like the concept at all, and that the…

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Meet Medingo — The Future of Patch Pumps?

Move over, OmniPod (?): Medingo Medical Solutions, based in Israel, is bragging that it’s creating “the first truly discreet insulin patch pump.”
Like the OmniPod, the product they’re developing, called the Solo™ system, is a two-part wireless system consisting of an insulin “patch” that adheres to the skin and a separate remote control unit with an integrated blood glucose monitor.
According to Medingo, the Solo will have a thinner profile than the OmniPod, and offer…

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2007 ADA Conference: The Bad News, etc.

Hey, it’s the Virtual Age! Who says I actually have to be physically present at the annual ADA Conference (which kicked off this weekend) to bring you all the hottest news?
(Note that ADA staffers are putting a human face on the event this year with their collaborative SciSessions blog. Once again, I hope to represent the rest of us…)
It’s a very exciting year for gene research and community diabetes care, according to the…

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“Faces of Change”: Type 2 Diabetes in Photographs

It was probably just a matter of time until some famous photographer decided to document life with diabetes among the more than 18 million people with Type 2 in this country. Now Novo Nordisk has helped the process along by recruiting Rick Smolan, former Time, Life and National Geographic photographer and creator of the best-selling “Day in the Life” photography series, to do just that.
Check out FacesofChange, a travelling photo exhibit launched at the…

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Made the Cut: World’s Top 10 Blogs on Health & Medicine

Thanks to a tip from Diabetes Notes I’ve discovered the Healthcare 100, a new global ranking of top English-language healthcare blogs from eDrugSearch.com — and also discovered that little ‘ol me here at DiabetesMine.com is currently rated No. 8. Cool!

The rankings are based on stats from Google, Bloglines, and Technorati, and a proprietary scoring system from eDrugSearch.com itself. And okay, the placements do seem to be moving targets to some degree, as new blogs…

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