Our patient community has been up in arms for quite some time about glucose meter accuracy, or rather lack thereof. Fortunately, the patient-initiated StripSafely campaign seems to have struck a chord, and the FDA has recently — at long last — issued new “draft guidance” on accuracy standards. What surprised a lot of people, though, is how FDA chose to split their recommendations into two categories: one set of requirements for meters purchased over-the-counter and…Read more »
Rem Laan became Executive Director of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, last Spring. Before that, he spent more than 10 years with Roche Diabetes, which he entered via a previous position as Director of Marketing for Disetronic Medical Systems (remember their insulin pumps, which became Accu-Chek Spirit?)
Rem tells us he came away from our 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit both inspired and frustrated — which was all about the messed-up healthcare…Read more »
Say hello to our newest intern, Caitlin Patterson, a type 1 college student at George Mason University in Virginia with loads of relevant experience and DOC enthusiasm to share.
We’re excited to introduce her, and thought it would be best to let her do the talking:
Special to the ‘Mine by Cait Patterson
Hi Everyone! My name is Cait Patterson and I’m currently a junior in college majoring in Global and Community Health concentrating in…
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!
At the close of each year, we like to tap the top diabetes advocacy organizations to share what they feel they’ve accomplished, and what kinds of plans / goals / strategies they have in mind for the new year ahead.
So, once again we asked the pointed questions: Did they live up to their own expectations for 2013? And what do they envision for continuing to help the D-community in 2014?…
Diabetes education means A LOT to those of us living with this disease every day. But it wasn’t always available — or even a twinkle in a patient’s eye, back in the day.
One of the folks we have to thank for establishing diabetes education as a real field is R. Keith Campbell, a veteran type 1 himself who was one of the “founding fathers” of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), the leading…