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 »
What happens if a state rules that ONLY NURSES can administer insulin to diabetic kids at school, but there are no more nurses?! This is currently the case in California, broke and cutting school budgets left and right. Now, a state appeals court has issued a ruling that finds state law means school staffers who are not trained nurses should not be allowed to give injections, under any circumstances.
A family in Pacifica, CA, writes…
People are doing amazing things to raise awareness for diabetes. So much so that I can barely keep up with all the notifications I get on fabulous initiatives and projects. This post is the first of a two-part dispatch on some of this stuff, which — if you care about diabetes or someone who has it — you will definitely want to know about.
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