This week, J&J’s Animas is recalling a batch of 45,000 faulty insulin cartridges shipped between Nov. 30, 2010, and Jan. 4, 2011, that reportedly can leak insulin, resulting in the delivery of less insulin than intended. Note that the pump most likely will not alarm if there is an internal leak. If you are affected by this, you should be receiving an email and a letter from the company shortly, in addition to a set…Read more »
Two weeks ago, the Transportation Security Administration announced they’d be implementing new “aggressive” screening methods, including full-body scans using advanced imaging technology and more invasive “pat-downs” for passengers who either set off the traditional alarm or cannot simply walk through the scanners for any reason. Almost immediately, there was an outcry across the country over invasion of privacy, and stories began flooding the media.
For PWDs, this set off a flurry of conversation about how…
Are you a little bit country? Or a little bit rock n’ roll? Either way, if you have diabetes, you’ll no doubt find inspiration in George Canyon, the Canadian country singer who rocketed to fame as a runner-up in the 2004 Nashville Star 2 reality TV competition. Since then, he’s had two subsequent blockbuster albums — One Good Friend, and Somebody Wrote Love — and become a huge public proponent for JDRF, traveling the US,…Read more »
Many of us patient advocates who make the rounds at e-patient and health 2.0 conferences hear an awful lot of talk about “what the patient wants” and how Pharma and device companies should reach out to our communities online. Meanwhile, they’ve been slow to embrace Social Media, and given the controversy over FDA regulations for this, who knows what’s happening internally at these companies as they struggle to form a viable strategy for getting involved?…Read more »
I could call today’s guest post a “straggler” from my Summer Reading series, but that might downplay its impact. Good things take time, as noted today by Samantha Katz, who along with a fellow graduate student at Northwestern University, won the the $10K Grand Prize in the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.
She was subsequently hired by Medtronic as a Global Product Manager for their evolving insulin pump systems (! – and she served as a…