Ten days ago, I got a last-minute invitation to attend a small Bay Area JDRF event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. This is where technology happens. It turns out, this diabetes-tech-update event has been going on for a few years. I was especially excited, because the theme of this year’s program was FDA Reform: How Can We Remain Competitive While Protecting Public Safety? Now that sounded…Read more »
“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…
Today’s guest post is penned by William “Lee” Dubois, a Type 1 diabetic, diabetes educator, and fellow D-blogger at LifeAfterDx.
Wil has been called the “Godfather of Continuous Glucose Monitoring” because he was the 30th person in the whole United States to get “hooked up” to a CGM system when they became available five years ago; as far as anyone knows, he’s now the ultimate veteran, having continuously used a CGM longer than anyone else…Read more »
By far the most positive thing that has come out of getting this stupid chronic illness is meeting incredible people. Who knew there were so many wonderful kindred spirits out there, before I began connecting with others who struggle all day every day with carb counts and insulin dosing calcs and potentially dangerous blood sugar lows?
What I’m getting at is that I had the chance to meet another of these kindred souls in the…
Last week, diabetes industry analyst David Kliff sent out an update to his subscribers claiming that Abbott Diabetes will soon be dropping the Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. Instead, Kliff says they’ll be entering the insulin pump market with a new product called the Aviator — the pump that they originally intended to pair with the Navigator.
A parent over at ChildrenWithDiabetes has posted the update in full, so you can read the details for…