As you’ve probably read by now, Roche Diabetes was brave enough to host a ‘Social Media Summit‘ for the second year in a row last week, inviting a group of diabetes bloggers and online advocates to commune and interact. Yes, this was an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando, FL, for those who attended, but by no means a marketing spiel. In fact, I was delighted that representatives from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American…Read more »
Hearsay is that Al Mann, CEO of MannKind Corp., is one of those people who’s either brilliant, crazy, or a combination thereof. Probably the latter. And I guess you’d have to be to keep pushing ahead on developing a powdered inhalable insulin product in the wake of Pfizer’s colossal flop Exubera.
I interviewed Al Mann last November (when their product Afrezza was still spelled with an ‘s’). I thought his claims about this new mealtime…
The research poster is a clever invention. It basically allows researchers to pack all the details of a study they’ve conducted — abstract, methodology, graphs and charts, overview of results — on a 30″ x 40″ piece of cardboard to show it off at scientific events, so that colleagues can walk by and absorb their work in 10 minutes or less. Over 1,600 posters like this were presented this year at the American Diabetes Association…Read more »
There were a number of encouraging news announcements this week here in Florida about progress on the JDRF’s Artificial Pancreas Project. The most prominent of those is today’s unveiling of the results of the STAR 3 Trial (Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy for A1C Reduction) that showed adults, teens and children achieving a 4x reduction in A1C levels using this tech-heavy therapy versus patients on injections.
The STAR study, sponsored by Medtronic, was conducted at 30 clinics…
I have lots of news from the the huge expo floor of this year’s American Diabetes Association annual conference this week. To start off, one of the most impressive new devices I saw was indeed the new Jewel Pump from Debiotech out of Lausanne, Switzerland. My friend and colleague Dr. Rich Jackson of the Joslin Diabetes Center even went so far as to call it “best in show.”
This smooth, oval-shaped disposal patch pump appears…Read more »